Just for kids! Our kitten necklace is a great reminder for kiddos to have fun and not take life too seriously! A cat shaped charm with "heart polka dots" is attached to a single strand necklace combining splashes of light pink, turquoise, and burnt orange.
DetailsMeasurements: Approximately 22"
Materials: The beads are handmade in Uganda from paper and the charm is handmade in Indonesia from brass.
Country of Origin: Uganda and Indonesia*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.