Kantha Statement Jewelry
Statement jewelry is a great way to bring any outfit from boring to amazing. Bold design adds interest and reflects your own unique sense of style. But wearing a bright statement piece can also reflect your values. WorldFinds Jewelry creates accessories that are not only stylish but also empower female artisans through ethically-sourced recycled materials.
A Tradition of Upcycling
Kantha is a traditional sewing craft among communities in rural India and Bangladesh. For centuries women have taken discarded scraps of worn material and repurposed them into beautiful, unique items. Like the quilts and braid rugs common in many Western cultures, Kantha blankets allowed women to get more use out of expensive fabrics. In the modern world it also serves an environmental purpose; clothing and textiles account for millions of tons of trash each year, making efforts to reuse and recycle worn items an important green initiative.
The jewelry made by WorldFinds artisans takes this tradition of reuse a step farther. Smaller scraps of fabric left over from sewing blankets and wraps are used to make unique beads. Wood scraps from furniture making serve as the base for these bright beads, further reducing waste. Vibrant sari fabric makes a huge impact, making WorldFinds jewelry the perfect statement piece to add color to any outfit.
The Fair Trade Difference
But what really sets WorldFinds apart is their commitment to Fair Trade and improving the lives of their artists. Founder Kelly Weinbacker and her husband didn’t set out to make jewelry when they started their business. They set out looking to build a truly Fair Trade company that could make a significant impact in the lives of their workers.
Today WorldFinds provides a reliable income for over 700 artisans. Fair Trade practices of safe working conditions and fair pay empower women to support their families and communities. In fact, WorldFinds requires that the children of their artisans be enrolled in school to combat child labor and promote the continued economic growth of the community. Working in partnership with a Fair Trade company, the women who make these beautiful kantha beads are able to earn a dignified living that brings long-term improvements to their family’s lives.
Fashion You Can Feel Good About
“Fast fashion” and the convenience of online shopping makes it easy to find bold, colorful jewelry. But the hidden price of these accessories is often waste, pollution, and unfair labor practices. WorldFinds necklaces, earrings, and bracelets let you have the best of both worlds - statement pieces that are both vibrant and ethical.
Because each piece from WorldFinds varies in color and pattern you know your statement jewelry is truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you like the bold look of colorful hoop earrings or the delicate geometry of a tribal necklace , Fair Tribe’s partnership with WorldFinds Jewelry lets you make a statement and a positive impact in the world!
What Our Customers Say
A perfect bracelet to wear any time! Beautiful!