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Om Turquoise Ring

Tie together an outfit using a bit of harmony with the Om Turquoise Ring. This adjustable ring is handcrafted by artisans working with our fair trade partner Manushi. Translating to mean, "energetic woman," Manushi empowers women to take charge of their own lives through sustainable employment and financial independence.

HANDCRAFTED IN NEPAL

  • White metal, made from zinc and copper, with brass OM symbol, and reconstituted turquoise, made from crushed turquoise and mixed with resin
  • The OM symbol on this ring is written in the Tibetan alphabet
  • Design: 1.25D inches, Ring size: 6.5 with adjustability
  • Handcrafted in Nepal

SKU: 5917700

THE MAKERS

The nonprofit organization Manushi, meaning "energetic woman," was established in 1991 to assist poor, disadvantaged Nepali women. Located in Kathmandu, Manushi works with women in various parts of the country. The organization's goals are to promote gender perspective in sustainable development, to enhance women's social and economic status, to put women in the forefront of human development, and to put marginalized people in the world of work through handicraft production and small businesses. In addition to craft production and marketing, Manushi conducts community development, entrepreneurship and skills training, and provides microfinance loans. Currently some 90 percent of Manushi's artisans are women. Constitutionally Nepali women have rights, explains director Padmasana Shakya, but practically they have few opportunities within a culture that discriminates against women.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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