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ab:Coral banana leave ear studs

Natural, tribal and eco-friendly

Length: 1cm (Color varied due to the nature of banana leave but generally there are two colors.)

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USD12.00

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ab:Coral banana leave ear studs <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">About the product:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Each banana leaf bead is hand wrapped by a group of woman in Africa. They collect, clean, dry, cut, trim and wrap each bead at their community. By selling the beads, they have improved their living environment. Every bead takes a long time to make. I cut the bead into half and sealed well to make it into a pair of ear studs with sterling silver studs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Artisans Story:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The artisans, bead makers, are mainly from three places, Africa, Indonesia and Nicanagua. Most of them are women who cannot go out to work after giving birth or there are limited job vacancy for them. By making beads in the fair trade community, they can have a stable income to improve the living standard, pay for children's tutition fee, and teach more people to earn by themselves.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 14pt;">Impact on Artisans Live:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">One artisan said, “I was six month pregnant without a stable income before I started making beads. In the process of making beads, I haven learnt about art, design and color theory. I have also learnt how to run a business. This has empowered me to make big decisions and see myself as a strong and independent woman. Now, I'm training other women in the community to earn and grow. ”</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 14pt;">About the designer:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Coral, born in Hong Kong, loves making handicrafts from trash since she was a child. She made a purse for her Barbie doll with rags at eight, made a Christmas tree with old hangers at middle school and designed a backpack with her old jeans. In 2011, she found there are fair trade beads made from recycled materials so she started to make jewelry with these materials. As the beads from different countries have their own styles, Coral intergrates all of these into her design to create her first fair trade series jewelry which is a mixture of boho, ethnic and chic.</span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
USD12.00

About the product:

Each banana leaf bead is hand wrapped by a group of woman in Africa. They collect, clean, dry, cut, trim and wrap each bead at their community. By selling the beads, they have improved their living environment. Every bead takes a long time to make. I cut the bead into half and sealed well to make it into a pair of ear studs with sterling silver studs.

Artisans Story:

The artisans, bead makers, are mainly from three places, Africa, Indonesia and Nicanagua. Most of them are women who cannot go out to work after giving birth or there are limited job vacancy for them. By making beads in the fair trade community, they can have a stable income to improve the living standard, pay for children's tutition fee, and teach more people to earn by themselves.

 Impact on Artisans Live:

One artisan said, “I was six month pregnant without a stable income before I started making beads. In the process of making beads, I haven learnt about art, design and color theory. I have also learnt how to run a business. This has empowered me to make big decisions and see myself as a strong and independent woman. Now, I'm training other women in the community to earn and grow. ”

 About the designer:

Coral, born in Hong Kong, loves making handicrafts from trash since she was a child. She made a purse for her Barbie doll with rags at eight, made a Christmas tree with old hangers at middle school and designed a backpack with her old jeans. In 2011, she found there are fair trade beads made from recycled materials so she started to make jewelry with these materials. As the beads from different countries have their own styles, Coral intergrates all of these into her design to create her first fair trade series jewelry which is a mixture of boho, ethnic and chic.