Smoke Cuadras Beaded Earrings
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- 3.5" long Glass seed beads & brass
- Gold plated french ear wires
- The Cuadras Beaded Brass Earring is handmade in a fair trade workshop in Guatemala
Altiplano is a woman owned small business based in southern Vermont and Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Altiplano’s designer Shari Zarin, got her start making beaded jewelry for sale and trade on the Grateful Dead tour. Now, Shari and her husband John are joined by many skilled artisans to bring you Altiplano designs. Shari is especially inspired by the handmade process, and by the culture and tradition of women creating together. Working with many cooperative groups, small family businesses, and their own fair trade workshop, Altiplano is committed to creating innovative products that support indigenous communities and the environment. Altiplano is grateful for the opportunity to support the people of the Guatemalan Highlands for 30 years through providing fair wages, dignified working conditions, and long term employment. In an effort to support traditional life, Altiplano offers women artisans the opportunity to work at home, making them available to care for their children and household, while earning financial independence. Altiplano's continued partnerships in the region support education, family nutrition, environmental education and reforestation programs.