Zambian F.R.E.E. Recycled Copper Earring
While Zambia is known for its copper export, little of the nation's resource is utilized by local artisans. The women of F.R.E.E (Foundation for the Realization of Economic Empowerment) are changing that. Using copper recycled from used water heaters and wire, as well as silver mined up-country, young self-taught Zambian women are defying gender norms as metal smiths. F.R.E.E. Woman jewelry showcases modern Zambian skill in eye-catching wearable art.
Sold singly. A matching necklace is available. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
Dimensions: 0.75"W x 3"H
Crafted from: Recycled Copper
Made in: Zambia
We source the earrings through a fair trade network that adheres to:
- providing fair payment to workers in developing nations
- educating makers and workers to increase their potential for advancement
- ensuring the rights of children
- developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment
- promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges
- confirming that payments are being received and properly allocated to individual artisans