Earrings Arboles Drop - Guatemala
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Artisans working with our fair trade partner Creociones Chonitas handcrafted this ethical jewelry of silver wire and glass citrine stone chips. The wire is crafted in a rectangle shape with a tree in the center—the citrine stone chips form the foliage on the trees in shades of pale peach, tan and clear.
- Wire, citrine stone
- 2"L x 0.75"W (5 cm x 1.9 cm)
- Handcrafted in Guatemala by artisans working with Creociones Choritas
Creaciones Chonita was started in 1981 by Concepción Sojuel Mendoza, an indigenous woman who lost her husband in the violence of civil war and needed to find a way to support herself and her children. Through the years this family-run business known for creative jewelry design has expanded to provide work at fair wages for many widows and young women of the community. When the group makes a profit, they save part of the money in a scholarship fund for the education of their children. They also give basic living supplies to elderly widows, and support the medical expenses of all members as needed.
Villages Port Colborne is located along the shore of the Niagara Peninsula. Where the Welland Canal and Lake Erie meet, in the heart of Port Colborne, we have been fair trade since 1984. We carry unique, handcrafted goods that are ethically made from artisans around the world. If you’re in the Southern Ontario area, we welcome you to visit us in-person!