The necklaces are hand-made to their specifications by artisans, using local resources such as precious metals and semi-precious stones, recycled glass, wood and bits of bone. The necklace pictured combines beads made of recycled glass and traditional Zulu beading.
Another really beautiful example for evening is a delicate bracelet made from silver, faux pearls and recycled glass beads and created in Thailand. The money goes directly to the producers and a percentage is invested back into community projects and training. Made pays their craftspeople a "living" wage; one that is up to three times higher than the minimum wage of their home country. Fashionable indulgence for a good cause.
Via :: The Ecologist