I love working with and supporting companies that help others and have great ethics. Fair Trade Designs is one of those companies. They carry beautiful products made from artisans around the world who are paid and treated fairly. Buy purchasing items from such companies you are helping artisans keep their skills and trades alive while keeping themselves out of poverty.
Fair Trade Designs carries jewelry, handbags, home accents, stationary, and much more. You can even buy products that are made by and support human trafficking victims. When you browse their site, you can click on any item and read about the artisan that made it. It makes the item more personal instead of buying from a retail store.
I was sent the Braided Silver Cuff and Earrings. There is also a necklace to match the set. They are made of silver-plated brass by fair trade silversmiths in India. I love the braided look of the set. It is very elegant and very sturdy. The bracelet slides on easily and doesn’t slide around too much on my arm. The earrings are a bit longer then I am used to but I love them. They help dress up my outfits nicely. They have a wavy look to them that adds movement to the overall look.
Both pieces are very light weight. I actually forgot I was wearing the earrings, I didn’t even feel them. You can tell they are handmade from the welding on the edges of both the bracelet and earrings. I love the colors. I can wear them with pretty much any outfit. The prices are what you would expect, $20 for the bracelet and $15 for the earrings. Nothing too outrageous.
Fair Trade Designs offers 10% off your order when you sign up for their newsletter located at the top of the site. They even have a Mother’s Day Gift Guide and a Sale section to help you get some great gifts for Mom while helping others in the process.