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Ten Thousand Villages // Three Points Capiz Necklace

$8.75

Handcrafted by artisans in the Philippines, this bold black and brass necklace is made of wafer-thin capiz, the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes, dyed and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in… Authentic fair trade product.

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Handcrafted by artisans in the Philippines, this bold black and brass necklace is made of wafer-thin capiz, the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes, dyed and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in… Authentic fair trade product.

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Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages Logo Ten Thousand Villages ethically sources unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of the 30 developing countries where their artisans reside. One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in over 30 countries. Each item is an authentic fair trade item, ethically sourced, and handmade. Affordability | [star rating="5"] Earth-Friendly | [star rating="4"] Charitable Giving | Unknown Social Good | [star rating="5"]

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