Rose Earrings

Ten Thousand Villages

These needlepoint rose earrings incorporate the vibrant colors of the Hmong culture and are inspired by Hmong artistry. The dangling chain portrays the needle and thread, which the artisans use to craft these earrings.

The artisans who created these earrings are part of Craft Link, a nonprofit, that provides work for Vietnamese artisans, particularly artisans with disabilities and those who are part of ethnic minorities.

Details:

  • 2.75 inches long
  • Handcrafted by artisans in Vietnam
  • Made with fabric and silver-plated brass

About Ten Thousand Villages

For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has served as a fair trade retailer, working with more than 130 artisan groups from nearly 40 countries. It has pioneered the fair trade industry to help break the cycle of poverty.

The non-profit social enterprise:

  • Pays a fair price;
  • Creates long-term partnerships with artisan groups;
  • Makes sure artisans have good working conditions;
  • Collaborates with designers to produce trend pieces that incorporate traditional craftmanship;
  • Emphasizes using recycled or renewable materials;
  • Empowers to help create change for the artisans, their communities, and their families.

Photo: © Courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages