Amethyst Lariat Necklace
Amethyst Lariat Necklace $73.60
This casual, glam necklace features a satellite chain with a bar, circle closure and a highly polished amethyst pendant. Amethyst is said to be one of the most powerful and protective stones. In the spiritual world, this semiprecious stone is often used for healing purposes and stimulates the mind. It is also the February birthstone. Material: Polished amethyst, gorara stone + brass chain  Measurements:  L 18" Handmade with love in India As with all natural stones, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one-of-a-kind. Artisan Profile TARA (Trade Alternative Reform Action) Projects made its humble beginning in the early seventies with the objective of creating avenues of income for economically disadvantaged artisans and craftsmen in Delhi, India. Encouraged by its initial success, the project gradually extended its socioeconomic and trade reform activities to the adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan in Northern India. At present TARA Projects employs more than 1000 artisan families directly and indirectly by providing sustainable income through handicraft production. They provide education and health care to the families of makers and impart training and capacity building to enhance producer skills. The organization is committed to providing support services to the marketing of handicrafts on Fair Trade principles, while addressing community developmental needs of the artisan makers.   
Almond Tie Dyed Circle Scarf
Almond Tie Dyed Circle Scarf $73.60
This scarf is made of natural cotton and hand dyed from almond shells. The perfect combination of sustainable and on trend design! Material: 100% Cotton Measurements: L 61" x W 9.5" Care: Hand wash cold Handmade with love in El Salvador As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind. Artisan Profile Purchasing these handmade scarves from the Isla Moda Cooprative, located on the Espiritu Sanoto Island, supports Salvadoran culture and female empowerment. The artisans use natural dyes derived from almond shells to create these tie dyed works of art. The cooperative is founded on the principles of fair wages, communal ownership, humane working conditions, and democratic participation. The group is a source of encouragement and support. Through international sales of their products, the women are able to gain financial independence and improve the quality of life for their families.