Handcrafted in high-quality sterling silver, these delicate cross dangle earrings are skillfully made by women artisans in Mexico.
- Measures: Approximately 2.5-inches long by 1-inch wide.
- Sterling Silver.
- The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design, sizing and weight. Variations will occur from one piece to another, measurements may vary slightly.
The Story Behind the Art:
The Artisana Collection represents work from multiple artists in the famous Taxco region of Mexico, best known for its silver jewelry. The artisans continue to produce traditional jewelry much like their ancestors.
The groups who produce jewelry in this collection have formed cooperatives to pool together their talent and resources the result has been a positive impact for the individual artisans and a bigger impact on the community.
One example of a cooperative is The Union Progresista Artesanal(UPA) which was formed in 1986 and is located in Taxco el Viejo.
The cooperative is made up of 26 jewelry makers who work collaboratively to sell a beautiful collection of jewelry; the group uses a wide range of beautiful materials that range from abalone, mother of pearl, sterling silver, Taxco silver, and much more.
UPA has achieved stable income for many members of its community and bettered the community through initiatives that include support of local schools and programming geared towards the youth.
Artisans often work out of their homes and are paid fair wages. The Fair Trade jewelry is not only beautiful, but each purchase helps to transform lives.
About The Artisan
The UPA (Union of Small Farmers) has taken to the streets with a clear claim and is that the Spanish agricultural sector does not guarantee a fair price that allows at least cover production costs.
Most of the products are still sold at the same price as 30 years ago. And even in some cases at lower prices.
However, the costs assumed by farmers (energy, supplies, labor costs, livestock feed, etc.) have been updated, rising considerably.
The first and great proposal that comes from the countryside is the application of certain legislative changes that they consider urgent, such as the prohibition of selling at losses throughout the food chain.
Also, legally define what is considered a fair price for perishable products that are linked to production costs.