Certified Fair Trade and truly a work of art! This short gold open circle necklace made in Ethiopia is an ethical piece that is right on trend, works beautifully layered with longer necklaces. Truly stunning, one of those pieces you will be thrilled with due to its beauty and unique style.
We partner with a cooperative in central Addis Ababa, where women artisans each spend 6 months in (paid) training, learning the trade of jewelry-making. This cooperative provides childcare for the women as well as educational support for each artisan and their children. At this cooperative, in the middle of the day, a well-deserved break for our partners comes in the form of a coffee ceremony.
The second cooperative employs many women who, for a variety of reasons, are often considered outcasts of their society. Many of our partners sought refuge near Entoto Mountain, right on the edge of Addis Ababa. This cooperative recruits women living on the mountain to provide skill training, health insurance, and stable jobs.