Ethical Accessories: Global Fashion For Fall

Posted October 9, 2015

From etched silver and ebony of Niger, to bomb shell brass in Cambodia, Ten Thousand Villages carries the most unique and storied jewelry pieces you'll find for fall.  Every item in the store is fairly traded and ethically sourced, ensuring environmental responsibility, healthy working conditions, and a fair wage for the makers who showcase their skill through craft.

The Slow Rain Earrings were crafted in India by makers from the Tara Projects artisan group.  Natural Materials (such as stone and bone) come together to deliver a bohemian style.  Both unique and timeless, these earrings are the perfect finishing touch for your favorite fall ensemble.  They will do good for your mood and for makers in India too.

The Ancient Temple Necklace and Earrings were handcrafted by makers at the Bombolulu Workshops in Mombasa, Kenya.  Brass bars are stacked like gold bricks and brushed to add texture.  Ten Thousand Villages partners with workshops like Bombolulu to establish sustainable income opportunities for makers, empowering them both economically and socially.

Traditional African designs are reimagined and made modern.  Elevate your denim with a handmade statement piece that brings an authentic global twist to the finished look.  

One of the makers responsible for creating the Ancient Temple Necklace and Earrings is Damon Achungo.  He was trained as a jewelry artisan in 2003 and has been working at the jewelry workshop ever since.  At 47 years old, he is married with four children.  Through his job as a jewelry-maker, he is able to contribute to some of his family's basic needs like buying food, paying for house rent and school fees for his children. 

Next time you're strolling down Church Street, stop inside Ten Thousand Villages to explore handcrafted items from around the world.  Maybe you'll find a perfect piece to update your fall wardrobe, or fall in love with a unique accent for your home. 

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