Maritza Necklace

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Maritza Necklace
Maritza Necklace

Maritza is a talented jewelry-maker living in the impoverished city of Chimbote, Peru.  She has taken her physical disabilities and turned the situation into something positive-- she's been able to sit and perfect her craft for years, and has taught 10 other women to do the same.  Maritza leads a group of differently-abled jewelry makers, focusing on fairness and creating opportunity for all the women in the group.  She's a true hero!

Maritza designed this necklace herself, and it has quickly become one of our favorites.  It hangs below the bust, works well with any neckline, and is an easy piece to throw on and go!  We call it our travel necklace, as it doesn't have any metal so you never have to take it off at airport security.  We hope you fall in love with this handwoven piece-- made fair trade with pride by Maritza herself.

This macrame-woven necklace is accented with glass beads.

Dimensions

Measures 42" long

Care

We recommend keeping your jewelry away from water.

Why We Love It

We love how easy to wear this necklace is, and how easy it is to travel with - it folds nicely, and it's so lightweight. 

The Story

Gratify is proud to feature Fair Anita jewelry.  Fair Anita is a social enterprise that exists to create opportunities for women and girls, through fair trade products made by over 8,000 talented yet marginalized women in 16 countries. In other words, women investing in other women.  Female artisans are provided with at least 3X the minimum wage, long-term employment, business development, and provide paths to economic independence and helping women be leaders in their communities.  Your purchase helps make it possible to build a world where we all thrive, no matter where we live.