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Sea Change Earrings

Item # 43383
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Channel your inner mermaid with this fair trade treasure. Our shell earrings are handcrafted by the artisans of Au Lac Designs in Vietnam. Au Lac helps artisans living in rural areas south of Hanoi achieve self-sufficiency by supplementing their inconsistent rice-farming income with fair wages to ride out any rough seas.

  • Shell
  • 1.5" dia. (3.8 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Vietnam

Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

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Artisan: Au Lac

Artisan Au Lac

Founded by a former Maryknoll volunteer over a decade ago, Au Lac brings jobs to poor women living in Hanoi and the surrounding rural areas. The local women are especially gifted in the traditional art of embroidery, and stitch beautifully detailed silk accessories and clothing. In fact, in May 2007, one of their beautiful shell bags was featured in the popular 'O' Magazine! Training and assistance are available to the women who work with Au Lac, giving them the opportunity to build their understanding of international markets and demands, design, quality control, and production management.

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