Eco Friendly Recycled Paper Necklace from Africa, "Unity"
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"There is strength in numbers," believes Ghanaian designer Akwele Suma as she designs this necklace. She rolls paper recycled from printed materials, creating a variety of shapes that together form an elegant composition. Suma selects a palette of colors that includes grey, cream, red, orange, purple, green,blue, black and brown. The necklace features sese wood beads and a brass clasp.
The artist uses the paper at hand so paper colors will vary, making each design a unique example of handcrafted art. These beads receive a protective coat of clear nail polish.
- 44 grams
- 1.54 oz
- 50.8 cm L x 7 cm W
- 20" L x 2.8" W
- Recycled paper, sese wood, nylon cord, brass clasp
- Avoid contact with water
- S-hook or hook clasp
- Recycled materials may vary slightly in color and/or pattern
- Promotes recycling and reduces waste
- Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
- Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
- Made in Ghana.
- Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
Akwele is currently supporting the education of her own child and three others, from primary school all the way to the university level.
Akwele Suma has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as paper, glue, hooks, and clasps; and also to employ additional workers to assist her in production.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Akwele has one child that she cares for.
This Product is awarded the Earth Friendly badge because it uses recycled or sustainable materials or techniques.