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Cote d'Ivoire Trade Bead Necklace

Item # 52567
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Colorfully handcrafted from beach-inspired glass African beads, this multi-strand statement necklace is a bold piece that draws attention to any outfit. Cote d'Ivoire has experienced ten years of civil unrest and war that have caused great economic instability. Peace has come to Ivory Coast and now the challenge is to rebuild families through sustainable income. Mimi Zekre is a young woman designer whose cooperative is using beautiful jewelry design to bring work to crafters. These necklaces are some of the first handicrafts for export since the war ended in 2012.

  • Glass beads
  • Toggle clasp
  • Includes fabric gift bag
  • 16" L (40.6 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Ivory Coast

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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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4 reviews

Recent reviews:

March 23, 2014 - Simply a beautiful statement piece; I got compliments the first time I wore it. It is a little heavy as the beads are made of glass.

February 6, 2014 - WOW WOW WOW! I am just blown away! I completely fell in love with it the moment I saw it...then it drops to a Special Price? Done deal! #1 funds 14 bowls #2 goes towards many causes #3 Price point can't be BEAT! Worth soo much more! #4 Beyond Gorgeous! BUY IT before you regret missing this beauty!

December 5, 2013 - This necklace is even more splendid in person than it is on the page. Just gorgeous and already a treasured accessory. And the little pouch it comes in is lovely.

November 10, 2013 - Possibly the best necklace in the world. Picture doesn't do justice to the variety of shades + textures. Makes normal outfits into statements yet doesn't overpower even my light coloring. Different outfits bring out radically different hues in it. Very full, thick necklace. I hope the people who make and design it are very impressed by what they do!

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