Fair trade and handmade
This delightful colorful beaded necklace will become your new favorite. This necklace has a bib style that will brighten up a more neutral colored outfit. All the colors of the rainbow are represented from royal blue to orange and beige. Comes with matching earrings. A few of the acai beads have not been dyed, so they remain brown and beige to contribute to the organic look of the necklace. The colors are bright, but remain earthy and grounded. The acai beads are complimented with glass beads in 5 rows of beads that get steadily longer.
The entire necklace is 19 inches (47cm) around and the rows of beads in the front are approximately an inch (2.5 cm) apart. You can clasp the necklace up to two inches shorter to get a good match to the neckline of our outfit.
This necklace was made by an indigenous Ecuadorian artisan, Olga and was purchased through fair trade methods including paying in advance and offering fair value. Fair trade is very important to artisans in the Ecuador as it allows them to continue to pursue their craft, which they often learn as children in the home, and to help support their family. Fair trade particularly allows women to work out of their home while they raise young children.
The main component of this necklace is acai nut which grows on acai palms in swampy areas of the Amazon rainforest. Acai palms grow naturally as an integrated part of the forest. Harvesting the seeds from acai palms do not hurt the trees and they can continue to be fruitful for up to 40 years. This kind of sustainable jungle harvesting provides local people with a sustainable income and helps to prevent clear cutting the Amazon for forestry or farming purposes.
We work hard to make sure that your new necklace will reach you in perfect condition. We package your necklace in bubble wrap and send it within two business days. Then you will receive your order within 3-5 business days (US destinations) through USPS. Shipping costs only $4.75 and free shipping is applied to orders over $70. International and expedited shipping is also available.
Customer Comment: "My first reaction to the necklace I received was "wow, is that ever unique!" It was made up of bold, unique colours with natural, local material. While you could tell that it was hand made, it was done in a quality manner and only added to the character of the product. Whenever I wear it, I receive complimentary comments. This product would be excellent for someone who likes something unique, with character, but still works with pretty much any wardrobe." Lisa F, Canada
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