Stone + Crystal Wrap Bracelet - River
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Marquet employs over one hundred Akha crafts people who are indigenous to South-East Asia and live throughout Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Eastern China. Their mission is to empower these artisans and help them reach a larger audience. They offer both full-time and part-time opportunities at their central and highly productive workshop, which provides a great social environment where the sound of laughter is abundant, as artisans are happy to come work together in a relaxed and fun setting. The artisans also have the opportunity to work from home, which allows maximum flexibility for the artisans to work around their own schedules and other personal or family commitments.
Our stone and crystal wrap bracelets are handmade by female artisans in Thailand, working with the fair trade group Marquet. Marquet personally meets with every artisan, with the goal of empowering artisans and entrepreneurs in developing countries. By connecting the artisans in Thailand with the rest of the world, each artisan is able to access a much larger audience for their beautiful handmade goods.
The talented artisans who make these bracelets are from the Akha tribe. They have the opportunity to work full-time, part-time, or from home, giving them the opportunity to make a living in a way that accommodates their other commitments to family and work. The bracelets are made from semi-precious stones, brass, and crystal in a workshop with a great social environment and relaxed working conditions.
With its friendly people and magnificent scenery, Thailand, known as the “Land of a Thousand Smiles”, possesses a rich culture, with a mix of strong Indian influences, Chinese traditions, and elements that come uniquely from the ethnic Thai people. Many of the traditions and beliefs of the people in Thailand stem directly from Buddhist principles; Hinduism has also made important contributions to Thai culture, and the close links between Thailand and India can be seen in art, literature, and in many customs.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.