Help artisans in Kenya to grow their business when you choose these beautiful Tree of Life earrings. These earrings feature a hand-fashioned wire accent with small recycled paper beads hanging delicately from silver-plated hooks. Handmade at our fair trade studio in Kenya from recycled paper beads and a hand-wrapped stainless steel wire charm. Each paper bead is coated with a clear non-toxic lacquer making them water-resistant and durable.
Due to hand-crafted nature, each item is unique.
- Recycled paper, varnish, stainless steel, silver-plated hooks
- Approximately 2" L x 0.75" W (5 x 1.9 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Kenya
Acacia Creations has been making eco-friendly jewelry, gifts, and home accents at their fair-trade studio in Kenya since 2007. Since then, the tangible benefits of fair-trade are visible in the original group of artists who now have money in savings, have sent their children to school, and are moving into the middle class, one handmade item at a time.
Virginia, a single mother and star of the jewelry-making team, joined Acacia Creations in 2009. Before Acacia, she taught herself to make jewelry and sold her pieces at Nairobi's markets until post-election violence drove the tourists away. She came to work for Acacia, and was able to support her family, put her daughter Rachael through school, and secure a loan to move into a new home, leaving her abusive partner. Rachael is now at the top of her class, and Virginia trains many of the newer jewelry makers.
The mission of Acacia Creations has always been to improve lives in a long-lasting and sustainable way, creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to communities through education and healthcare initiatives. They work directly with hundreds of craftspeople in Nairobi, Kenya and across East Africa to improve their skills and product designs.
By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.