Leather Tassel Keychain - Periwinkle
Made in the United States
by refugee women
Add charm to your purse, keys, or clutch with a lovely leather tassel. This fringe keychain is handmade by refugee women, and it's the perfect accessory to get for a friend — or for yourself! Each purchase empowers artisans at GAIA in Texas.
Fair Trade Perriwinkle Leather Tassel Keychain | The Little Market
As with all handmade items, no two pieces are the same. Variations in size, color, and design will occur.
- Approximately 6.5" long
- Materials: genuine suede, lambskin leather, brass lobster, brown leather loop
- Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
- As with all handwoven items, variations will occur
GAIA’s mission is to empower marginalized refugee women living in Dallas, Texas through employment, encouragement, and dedication to their long-term success here in the US The refugee women transform vintage and artisan-made textiles into home and and personal accessories, with a focus on sustainability and quality design. Through a living wage and continued training and development, GAIA’s goal is to help lead these resilient women to financial independence and self-sufficiency.
These tassels are made from genuine suede and lambskin leather that are sourced from partner Global Leathers out of New York City, as well as brass lobsters and brown leather loops, which are from a local Dallas partner, Tandy Leather. Mother and daughter-in-law Huda and Bothina made the leather tassels that can be found in our curated collection. It takes approximately 20 minutes to make these fair trade pieces. The artisans cut the leather, roll the materials carefully, and then glue them together.
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