by: Cross Trade
The beautiful capim dourado or 'golden grass' used in our Brazilian woven grass collections can be found growing in the Tocantins region of Brazil, where our artist partners, Raimunda and Moracir, live. It is a protected resource, and its raw grasses cannot be exported. Only the finished grass products of the indigenous peoples of Brazil can be brought into your home--making these items unique and valuable. The indigenous people of Brazil have been crafting woven goods from this unique grass for many years. It is durable, flexible and lightweight, making it perfect for jewelry and basket making. Pick up your unique, fair trade, hand-woven earring set today!
Raimunda and Moracir are a husband and wife weaving team from Mateiros, Toncantins, Brazil. Raimunder focuses her talents on making beautiful earrings, while Moracir shows his gifts in making bracelets. Their woven golden grass items are bought for fair wages, thus providing a sustainable income for their family. Through their partnership with Brazil focused non-profit, Cross Trade (a partner organization of Jesus' Economy), they is able to begin the journey of lifting himself and those around them out of poverty through economic opportunity and empowerment.
Made from all-natural, renewable resources.
Provides dignity for those who were previously unable to provide for their families.
A completely unique product, found only in this region (Tocantins, Brazil).
Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.
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