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Architecture Earrings

Architecture Earrings

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GreaterGood Signature products are created by marginalized communities facing poverty, conflict, economic, environmental or political unrest. When you purchase these products, you contribute to the strength and resilience of people facing adversity, giving them a beacon of hope and empowerment in a time of need.

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Add a bold pop of color to your outfit! These earrings are produced by Mata Traders, a fair trade organization in India that creates avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans in the home-based sector.

The goal of Mata Traders is to ensure that the entire jewelry making process is non-exploitive, from bead production to completion. The group also has a strong commitment to combating child labor in the manufacturing sector.

  • Wood & hypoallergenic wires
  • 3.5" L x 1.5" W (8.9 x 3.5 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from India

Artisan Information

Too often in the global marketplace, women are given the short end of the economic stick. But at Mata Traders, this fair-trade cooperative's name says it all. 'Mata' is the Hindi word for 'mother.' In rural and slum areas of Nepal and India, women working for Mata Traders are given a child-friendly environment in which to work and an on-site daycare.

Women like Anita, who moved to Mumbai from a rural area where she and her husband tenant-farmed but could not made a living wage, are given an opportunity to earn and improve their lives. Now Anita is able to invest money into their six-year-old son's education.

Co-op members who might not have other opportunities are given training, decent work conditions, plus other benefits – on-site daycare, paid maternity leave, health care, vision testing, and retirement pensions. They also receive lessons in reading, computers, and financial education to help them advance their life skills. Mostly, though, the women are grateful for the life-changing opportunities that a fair wage gives them.

Mata Traders creates handmade apparel and jewelry– with an emphasis on 'hand.' Some items are sewn with pedal-powered machines due to frequent power-outages, but the producers also spin their own thread, weave cloth, embroider or use traditional wooden block printing techniques to decorate fabrics. Each woman completes an entire dress, individually, they don't work assembly-line-style – thus when shown a catalog of Mata Trader products, they proudly point to the ones they themselves made.

Supplier Information

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.

Shipping

This product ships to the United States and international. Expedited shipping options are available for addresses within the United States, unless total order weight prohibits.

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All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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J.K.
Got the red ones, and they are beautiful!

The colors are very vibrant, and I'm so glad I now have both colors!

J
J.K.
Beautiful earrings!

I absolutely love these earrings! I couldn't remember where I bought them, and I was so happy to find them when I checked my previous orders. I have the teal earrings, and I'm going to buy the dark pink ones today. They are lightweight, and they are beautiful. When I wear my hair down, usually you wouldn't know whether I had earrings on or not, but these stand out, even with my hair almost covering them (but they're also not too long). They make any outfit look more put-together.