Blue Tiger Eye Worldy Silverplated Cuff - Brass Images - Fair Trade -Global Crafts
Handcrafted by South African artisans, this silver-plated cuff features a contemporary hammered design accented with deep blue tiger eye. Measures 7 inches long by 1.5 inches wide.
We would like to say it was a flash from above, a lightening bolt, a wake-up-one-day-and-realize-it-was-time-to-live-differently moment but actually the creation of our fair trade business evolved from friendships we made while living in Kenya from 1999 to 2002. Swimming in a sea of traditional handicrafts from Western Kenya and having computer background, it was a no-brainer creating a website to sell the crafts. We helped our friends sell soapstone sculptures from Tabaka, recycled jewelry from Kisumu, and tableware from Machakos through our website and accidentally created a business that not only provided a sustainable income for the people we have come to love in Kenya, but also for us.
Ten years have gone by since we sold the first soapstone sugar bowl to a New York Times writer and crossed our fingers that it would make it safely from Kenya (it did and the article was very positive). We now work with more than 40 fair trade organizations, co-ops, family-owned businesses and non-profits in more than 20 countries that create beautiful handcrafted products. Our own family-run business is now a corporation that not only provides almost 1000 retailers in the US and Canada with fair trade handicrafts, we also offer these products to you. Our producer partners are paid a fair price for their products, receive at least 50% in advance on order, and the balance when the products are ready to ship. These financial risks have always been well worth it and have proven to us that the fair trade principles we follow are an excellent roadmap for doing business.
We are proud to be members of the Fair Trade Federation and the World Fair Trade Organization
This item will ship from our Florida warehouse within one business day. Your purchases are self insured by Gifts With Humanity. In the unlikely event that your goods do arrive damaged, we reserve the right to request that you return any damaged goods. You will get a full refund including outbound shipping on any damaged item. Our no questions asked return policy also allows you to get a refund on the goods only, for any item returned to our warehouse within 30 days of purchase.
We offer free shipping on orders of multiple items that total $50 or more, within the USA. We ship ALL items by a traceable method, usually Priority Mail. We charge a FLAT $5 regardless of weight for orders under $50. We also provide FREE insurance. We are often asked to ship by cheaper methods, however experience tells us that buyers want a reliable, fast delivery that both we and you can track.
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We thank you for your purchase on behalf of ourselves and the artisans who made your products.
Meet the Artisans
Brass Images was established in 1988 in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, about a 4 hour drive out of Cape Town . The long lasting success of the project is due to the fact that the group develops new designs on a regular basis and pays great attention to detail and quality. Brass Images employs 15 people from the local community to help create high quality fashion jewelry. As demand grows, the organization hires and trains more artisans, providing sustainable income in an area in need of employment.
Solid brass and copper are the base materials of the product. By applying extreme heat, the artisans create the interesting patterns and effects on the jewelry. No dyes are used. Each item is entirely handmade and a one-of-a-kind piece of art.