Brass Twirl Earrings, Peru
Fun, brass earrings with a twist.
Handmade. Recycled. Fair Trade.
I (Sarah) had the honor of meeting the women who make this beautiful jewelry, when I visited Lima, Peru in January of 2015. Set-up in a workshop off the side of their home, the family takes pride in each piece they make. Before partnering with a fair trade company called, Just Trade, jobs were hard to find and a decent wage almost impossible. One of the women use to travel 1-2 hours by bus to work 10-12 hour days, which meant she hardly saw her children. Now, she not only receives a fair wage, but is able to work out of her home and be present with her children! Plus, this family has begun to break the cycle of poverty for future generations.