Earrings Elegance - Guatemala
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Dress in your very best with the Elegance Earrings from Guatemala. These hand‒beaded earrings combine traditional artistry with innovative design, providing sustainable income for women makers working with Creaciones Chonita in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala.
- Open hoop earrings with faceted glass beads in pink and purple
- 2.25L (including the hook) x 0.75W (widest point) inches (5.8 cm x 1.9 cm)
- Handcrafted in Guatemala by artisans working with Creaciones Chonita
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!