This stylish short brass necklace features a flying bird pendant with a hammered finish on one side; mounted on a brass chain with claw style fastener.
Designed in collaboration with Coralie Bickford-Smith, one of the most renowned designers in the publishing industry, especially recognised and celebrated for her illustrated covers of Penguin's clothbound classics. The design is inspired by the beautiful and vibrant illustrations in her book ‘The Song of the Tree’.
Hand made by the women in the Flowering Desert Project in Tamil Nadu, India. Comes presented on a card detailing the fair trade nature of the product.
Bird measures approximately 2.5cm wide x 3cm long. Chain approximately 45cm long.
Handmade by the women in the Flowering Desert Project in Tamil Nadu, India. The training and fairly paid employment opportunities at Flowering Desert offer a way for the women to increase their skills and future work possibilities, often bringing them a status in their society for the first time.
The women started as a group of 7 and have developed into an incredible team of 40. The initial team were trained back in 2010 and since then have been passing on their metal making knowledge and skills to new members.
Just Trade collaborates with artisans around the world to create stylish, desirable handmade jewellery and accessories. The Company was founded in 2006 by jewellery designer Laura Cave; the idea born out of her first hand contact with real people in the developing world, and her recognition that in order for small, fair trade projects to be sustainable, they need a long-term route to market for their goods.
Combining traditional craft skills and materials with expert knowledge of contemporary jewellery and accessories, Just Trade have developed ranges of unique pieces with strong appeal in the European market. From exquisite crocheted silverwork to beautifully carved tagua pendants, their distinctive products are made with care and skill from locally-sourced and ethical materials where possible.
Just Trade currently works with eight groups of fair trade artisans in Peru, Ecuador, India and Vietnam.