Black Eco-Freindly, Elegant Choker Necklace
Two in One... Choker Necklace & Wrap Bracelet
Beautifully handcrafted necklace is made of quality, re-purposed materials that create a necklace with a story. Both eco-friendly & elegant. The soft & luxurious feel of fine leather is actually reconditioned black rubber tire inner tubes to create unique & fashionable choker necklaces & wrap bracelets.
Necklace Measures 11"
Made from re-purposed, rubber, tire inner tube material & processed to feel like fine leather.
Black Tie closure in back.
Fair Trade & Artisan Handmade in El Salvador
Please VIEW OUR VIDEO. It's a beautiful story!
Each piece captures passion & love of design, heavily influenced by an amazing woman named Lula Mena. Lula says, “My designs are based on 5 principles: eco-friendly, handmade, fair trade, innovation and the empowerment of women.” We love having her & the artisan community of El Salvador as part of the High 5 Humans movement of high style & inspirational souls. We agree with Lula, that wearing these accessories brings each of us the hope that, “All that you vividly imagine & your heart desires… will inevitably happen.”
Your purchase is doing so much to help…You are taking part in securing jobs with fair wages and a positive working environment to Artisans in El Salvador. By purchasing FAIR TRADE accessories, you are helping to reverse the cycle of poverty and to improve the world you live in. Read more about this in the "HOW YOU HELP" tab.
Be connected to what you wear. High 5 Humans partners with several Fair Trade organizations globally that train & employ hundreds of Artisans in marginalized communities, with a focus on gender equality & empowering women.
How you are helping… The Artisan Cooperatives & Entrepreneurs we work with have a similar system as social service agencies that provide support to end the cycle of poverty for the members & their families. Health care, paid maternity leave, retirement pensions, and daycare… all part of the members opportunity to grow and rise above poverty. They are guided towards a better life. All of this really makes a difference in rural parts of the World. Simple yet impactful training has changed the lives of so many women.
Because of Fair Trade Artisans & Partners, High5Humans offers "purchases with a purpose" that sustains livelihoods and futures for artisans that have been handcrafting traditional art forms for generations.
The environment thanks you.... Low Energy, Local Resources, Well Managed Resources, No Toxins, Re-purposed, Low Waste product development.
Happily, more and more consumers are asking for fair trade products and looking to make socially conscious purchases.
High5Humans and YOU are making this a better world.
Thank you so much for being a NICE HUMAN!
High5Humans loves to support Fair Trade & eco-friendly fashion accessory developers. The brands mission is to empower artisans across the world by creating dignified employment opportunities. We believe that these job opportunities lead to sustainable societies and a better world.
Handmade in El Salvador
Lula is an inspiration. She’s an amazing woman that puts her incredible talent to great use as an AGENT OF CHANGE. Born in El Salvador, Lula Mena has a long history with artisan design. She designs eco-friendly fashion accessories, handmade by at risk women & artisan communities of El Salvador that bring together fashion, innovation & love for the world.
Lula fell in love with the traditional techniques used by artisans throughout the country, and saw that many were disappearing and were being replaced with more industrialized and impersonal techniques. She sought ways to contribute to the rescue of traditional techniques in her country.
When she became a mother, Lula experienced the importance of being fully present with her children, and was aware of the benefits of having a flexible schedule. She wanted to offer women in rural areas of the country the same opportunity of having a job that allowed them to have a steady income, and at the same time be present for their families. Lula quickly realized that she could use her designs as tools for social change, so she began to work with more communities, using a variety of techniques and materials that were available in El Salvador.
The Artisan Communities:
This incredible team of Artisans are empowered women, working hard to rise above at- risk areas by providing steady jobs to sustain their families and help the development of their communities. The opportunities are growing and the communities are expanding to offer men employment as well.
While their family told them that they would not be able to work making necklaces and take care of their homes; these amazing women said: "watch me do it!" and they decided to take the challenge of being part of this project.
Today, these women are the main providers for their families, many times earning more than their husbands. They now have the empowerment that allows them to make important decisions in their families, including the education of their children.
Fair Trade equals Fair Wages.
Artisans are supported to grow by getting a fair price for the goods they are producing. Not like Fast Fashion, where the Makers do not benefit at all. With Fair Trade the women at the co-ops earn a fair wage that exceeds the local minimum wage. They are paid per piece so the amount each artisan makes varies. The benefit of this system is the flexibility it allows in terms of hours (some women work part time or from home). The women in the co-op exercise control in determining the price, as it is a worker-owned cooperative organization., and they all receive a share of the profits. This is a beautiful way to grow!
Happily, more and more consumers are asking for fair trade products and looking to make socially conscious purchases. This is just another way for you to be a nice human!
Fair Trade is not charity. It is a trade-based movement that focuses on creating long-term relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. High5Humans is committed to working with partners that provide fair wages and work with organizations that provide safe and healthy working conditions, job training, time off for education, loans and financial advising, opportunities for health care and most importantly a positive and uplifting working environment.