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Soweto Taffeta Brooch

Item # 50977

Funds 14 bowls of food.

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Blooming from the hands of women working for fair opportunities in Soweto, South Africa, these pretty flowers will brighten up every dress, tee, purse, or jacket. Notorious globally for being poor and dangerous, Soweto has its roots in the times of South African Apartheid. The women of the Izimbali cooperative are working to provide economic opportunities for themselves and their families through crafts. A beautiful gift for yourself or another woman in your life.

  • Silk
  • Safety pin clasp
  • Approximately 4" diameter (10.2 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from South Africa

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Review count: 5

Recent reviews:

July 24, 2014 - These taffeta brooches are pretty and well made. I bought the purple and blue ones to wear with the hand beaded tuxedo tunics also sold on this site, and they look great together.

April 5, 2014 - i think these are so beautiful, i bought one of each and then shared them with my friends. These remind me of the ribbon flowers my Momma and her Sisters, taught me to make as a child. I can not do that anymore. These more than make up for that. Thank you Ladies, these are really wonderful and sweet.

March 23, 2014 - I got these beautifully well/hand made brooches in Autumn & Pink & Purple. I haven't had the opportunity to wear them but I am really looking forward to it. These pretty flower brooches have unlimited potential of "bringing to life" any article of clothing or accessory. I am still thinking about whether or not to purchase them in Blue & Taupe. I can't help but to admire the handiwork of these amazing women in Soweto, South Africa. And I am stunned that these blossoms are made out of silk! I must say initially I was not content with the poorly stitched safety pin "clasp". However that was very short lived and I believe I will purchase the Blue & Taupe blossoms. I recommend this item(s) to anyone and everyone who lights up at the sight of a flower. Take Care

January 6, 2014 - **** 4 stars..would not let me highlight stars. very pretty. good price. gave to my friend as a gift. she collects pins n she loved it. I love the fact the money helps people/animals in need.

November 3, 2013 - Really pretty brooch. I wore it to church and a lot of people commented on how nice it was.

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