Smooth sterling silver forms a border around a mother-of-pearl shell. With French wire earring hooks. Measures 1 ¾” long. Handmade by artisans who are part of a fair trade organization in Bali, Indonesia.
*Meet the Artisan*
Rami's parents didn't have enough money to pay for her studies, so she needed to start work shortly after elementary school. Their village, Celuk, in Bali, Indonesia is known for its silversmith artisans, but Rami wasn't finding steady work outside of low-paying factories. The long hours and poor wages made it difficult to help support her husband's meager income and raise their three children.
Rami learned of Mitra Bali, a local fair trade organization. She showed them her work and they recognized Rami's skill and motivation and awarded her a large order. In addition to a fair wage, Mitra Bali also provides additional training, pre-payment for raw materials, and links to fair trade buyers.
With new fair wages, Rami can now work for herself and be confident in knowing that there is enough money for her children's studies - they won't need to leave school early like she did.