Handcrafted by artisans in the Philippines, these earrings of wafer-thin leaf motif pieces are made from capiz, the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses. A beautiful Global Fair Trade gift.
In the midst of all life’s craziness, we often forget to stop and tell our friends how much they mean to us. Give them the Forever Friends Bracelet and let it serve as a reminder that you’ll always have their back. This knotted nylon bracelet with silver-colored metal ring was hand-woven by artisans working with Nepal Knotcraft Centre. Taking inspiration from Nepal’s rich natural and cultural beauty and building on traditional skills, the Centre provides employment to women from across the country and creates unique products for homes and offices. A beautiful Global Fair Trade gift.
Elemental:“fundamental, spare, uncomplicated.” You might add: Elegantly simple and versatile. Double hoop earrings, handcrafted at Bombolulu Workshop. A beautiful Global Fair Trade gift.
Rich, deep colors of red, blue and green alternate with gleaming brass. This narrow brass bangle features inlaid dyed bone. A beautiful Global Fair Trade gift.