A strand of three geometric points of repurposed Kantha textile beads layers with a strand of triangular metal bunting creates a statement piece like no other.
- Measures 20″ long with a 2″ extender and an adjustable closure.
- Handmade from repurposed textiles, colors and patterns of the Kantha will vary.
- Sustainably handmade by women artisans in India.
The Story Behind the Art:
There are over 700 incredible women artisans in India and Bali that bring these jewelry designs to life, finding a path out of poverty through fair trade.
They transform the scraps from Kantha quilts, which are made from worn cotton sari and are a traditional textile found in abundance in India, into beads for jewelry.
This provides new life to a textile that is often discarded.
Each Kantha bead has a base made of wood, carved out of scraps gathered from a local furniture factory.
We, and the artisans, love sustainable sourcing! Artisans then hand cover each wooden bead with a colorful piece of Kantha fabric, attaching them securely with a safe adhesive.
Excess fabric is trimmed off, and the bead is complete. They are then strung together until they are transformed into one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings or bracelets.
The beads are assorted so the final piece of jewelry has a unique array of colors and patterns.
About The Artisans:
WorldFinds is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. They regularly travel to connect with our artisan groups in India, Indonesia, and Nepal, and each time it is evident how Fair Trade practices have changed their lives.
WorldFinds has been able to hire more women artisans, improve educational programs, send the girls to school, and expand healthcare initiatives. These artisan groups continue to be the heart and soul of WorldFinds business.
WorldFinds mission is to create positive change, build hope, and design beautiful, sustainable products for a better world. It's a business using fashion and design to combat poverty.