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Soft Shimmer Earrings
These earrings have a soft shimmer that can only be achieved through use of capiz shell. The thin shell of the windowpane oyster had once been used for windows in houses, before glass windows became available in the Philippines. Now it can be dyed a variety of colors for use in unique jewelry pieces such as this.

HANDCRAFTED IN THE PHILIPPINES

  • Capiz, metal
  • 1.5L inches
  • Each piece is uniquely dyed and colors may vary from light blue to dark turquoise
  • Handcrafted in the Philippines

SKU: 7914010

THE MAKERS

SAFFY, Inc. stands for Social Action for Filipino Youth. SAFFY, Inc. markets handmade crafts for many small artisan workshops, and specializes in capiz shell items. Artisans benefit from educational seminars, vocational training, financial and medical assistance. An in-house Product Designer assists artisan groups in the development of new product lines. SAFFY was founded in 1966 by Sr. Juliaan Mullie, a Belgian nun, to create alternative sources of livelihood for impoverished women and youth in marginalized areas of Manila. It expanded to serve communities in need by launching social development programs. SAFFY, Inc. is a member of the WFTO, and is affiliated with Advocate of Philippine Fair Trade, Inc., Asia Fair Trade Forum and Philippine Fair Trade Forum. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased a wide variety of capiz ornaments and crafts from SAFFY, Inc. since 1986. SAFFY provides marketing and export services to about 70 artisan workshops. SAFFY provides employment for more than 1,000 people, including 40 workers in its own production unit.
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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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