Aviva Coin Necklace - Cream
This perfect sequence of rolled paper beads in complementing hues is pieced together with hand crafted, hammered coins to create an eclectic finish! The beads are handmade from paper by artisans in Uganda and the brass coins are handmade by artisans in Indonesia.
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DetailsMeasurements: Fastens with an 'S' hook and extender chain
Materials: Brass coins and paper beads
Country of Origin: Indonesia and Uganda*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: 31 Bits
31 Bits was founded because of the friendships formed with incredible women in Uganda. The women grew up during a horrific, twenty-year war in Eastern Africa that left their community in drastic need. Most of them had little-to-no education as kids. Some are HIV positive, single moms, or were left without family or a home because of the war. However, these strong women didn’t let their circumstances define them. They began rolling beads from paper, and searched for ways to sell them. After forming a partnership to sell their jewelry, 31 Bits implemented a five year program that offers fair pay and holistic care. The program includes finance education and business training, promotes physical and mental wellness, and care for their families and communities.