WorldFinds

 

WorldFinds exists to provide sustainable employment for artisans in India and Indonesia who depend on the income. They are committed to being fair and responsible in everything they do—socially, economically, and environmentally.

 

Summary

  • Partners with artisans in India and Indonesia who are paid living wages and have safe working conditions
  • Sources many raw materials that are recycled or repurposed
  • Established their "Girls Education Fund" to help keep girls in school
  • Member of the Fair Trade Federation, which verifies and monitors fair trade practices

 

How is Jewelry Made from Recycled Saris?

Worn cotton saris in India are repurposed into quilts, creating a traditional textile called "kantha."  With the distinctive running stitch pattern, the saris are given a second life. Scraps from these quilts are then used by WorldFinds artisans to make jewelry! Each bead starts with a scrap of wood salvaged from a local furniture factory. Once the wood beads are wrapped in colorful kantha fabric, they are ready to be transformed into necklaces, earrings and bracelets!