Inspired by the designs of the ancient cultures of South America, these beautiful brass earrings have a quirky, joyful quality.
The Hope Jewellery project was set up to provide fairly paid part time work for women close to their homes in the shanty towns of Lima, Peru. Suitable part time work which allowed them to care for their families was hard to find and they often had to travel long distances to get to it.
It started with a handful of women who were skilled in crochet but could only sell cheaply to local markets. Just Trade worked with them to create new designs, giving them a whole new worldwide marketplace. A steady income, training and support has transformed these women's lives and those of their families - being able to pay for education has meant that some of their children are now at university. This is how the cycle of poverty is broken.
Dimensions: approx drop 3.3cm, with hypoallergenic brass ear hooks.