Jewelry With A Story from HumanKind Fair Trade
My first photography gig in San Luis Obispo was for HumanKind's Eco Fashion Show! That was over 3 years ago and recently I got to work with HumanKind again photographing their gorgeous Fair Trade accessories for their online shop!
What is Fair Trade?:
Trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries.
"[Fair Trade creates] opportunities for economically and socially marginalized farmers and artisans. Fair trade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development achieved through long-term trading partnerships." Learn more on the HumanKind website HERE.
More than just jewelry, these pieces tell a story and purchasing them helps build lives and a future for artisans all over the world! Ethical is the new black!
Fellow SLO blogger, Rebecca aka @relmstyle modeled the accessories an ran around town with me on a beautiful Sunday morning. Here are some of my favorite pieces!
I took home these Bombshell Starburst Earrings - Handmade in Cambodia - Made from recycled ammunition shell casings/ bombs, these earrings bring hope to the artisans who are make them. As they transform objects of war and destruction into objects of beauty, Cambodians are turning toward a hopeful future. $30
Tear Drop Shell Earrings - Made in Indonesia- $22
Kantha Bead Long Necklace- Made By Women in India - Made from recycled sari fabric, this long necklace can be wrapped around twice for a long necklace, or around 3 times for a shorter necklace. It can even be wound around a wrist to create a wrap bracelet, further expanding its versatility!- $26
Petite Circle Ring - Made by Women in India - $12
Amaya Cuff Bracelet - Made by Women in India - $18
Boho Tassel Necklace - Made in India - $27