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Recycled Glass Bead Bracelet

Item # 38366
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Honor Mother Earth with our bracelet made of recycled glass representing sustainable life and practices.

Each part of the bracelet is a symbol:

  • Earth, represented by small brown beads, is a series of interconnected eco-systems consisting of plants, animals, and micro-organisms.
  • Oceans, depicted with one large blue bead, support all life on earth by providing oxygen, giving food, managing pollutants, and regulating global temperature.
  • Rainforests, symbolized with a round green bead, are the lungs of the planet, continuously recycling carbon dioxide into life-giving oxygen.
  • Air, shown with a vibrant blue and yellow bead, has a significant impact on our quality of life, and therefore the purity air is vitally important.
  • Wildlife, characterized with a spotted bead, is a critical part of the natural circle of life, our future depending upon its preservation.
  • People, represented with a slew of multicolored small beads, are responsible for caring for the planet and teaching future generations how to care for it.
  • Fair Trade, depicted by a colorful striped bead, is a holistic approach to global trade that empowers the world's poorest people, creating social and economic justice.
  • Peace, shown with a colorful bead featuring circular shapes, will only be achieved as we depend on each others' integrity for the ongoing survival and prosperity of our world.
  • Handmade of recycled glass beads strung on clear elastic
  • 2.5" dia. (6.4 cm)
  • Made in and fairly traded from Ghana

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Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

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Artisan: Global Mamas / Women in Progress

Artisan Global Mamas / Women in Progress

Global Mamas is the name brand for goods produced through the efforts of Women in Progress, an international not-for-profit organization assisting women of Africa in attaining independence. All proceeds made by Global Mamas' sales go directly to the women producing the merchandise and to the development programs carried out by Women in Progress.

Sales of Global Mamas' products provide dignity to African women who are now able to earn an honest living through the production of handmade batik and beaded products. By helping women to help themselves, Global Mamas is taking small steps towards helping end Africa's dependence on foreign aid and creating a sustainable society.

Before joining Global Mamas, Lydia Wright struggled to provide for her three young children while her husband lives and works in Nigeria. Her orders would peak during the holiday season, but she had very little work the rest of the year, and was forced to let go three of her apprentices.

Since becoming a "Global Mama" herself, Lydia has expanded her business and increased revenue by 150%, brought on additional employees, opened an account with Progressive Women's Credit Union to save for future expenses, purchased a sewing machine, and paid school admission fees for her daughter. Lydia is well on the road towards successful small business ownership.

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