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Poder Long Strand Necklace

$58.00

SKU: S- 170373

Poder means "to be able to" in Spanish, an apt name for this versatile necklace. Created with natural seeds and clay beads by female artisans in El Salvador, this extra long necklace can be looped two or three times depending on your look. Its soft, neutral tones pair well with virtually everything. And you can feel good knowing you're helping preserve traditional crafts with your purchase!

  • Clay & seeds
  • 70" L (178 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from El Salvador

Designer Lula Mena's mission is to design eco-friendly home and fashion accessories, handmade by at-risk women and artisan communities in El Salvador that bring together fashion, innovation, and love for the world. Her driving principles are to be low energy, using local and well managed resources, with no toxins, repurposed when possible, and to create low waste in the process. By working directly with the communities, Lula Mena contributes to the rescue of traditional techniques that are part of our cultural heritage.

Lula Mena focuses her work on empowering women in at risk rural communities in El Salvador by providing them with a steady job. As a result, these women have become the main providers in their home, giving them the ability to send their kids to school. These kids are the first generation in their families to get a high school education. With all of this, important social changes are being made.

Every Lula Mena design is perfectly handmade by one of the 9 Salvadoran communities that work with her. Among these are: communities of women, artisans and communities at high social risk. By designing some of her product lines using traditional techniques, Lula tries to contribute to the preservation of these amazing techniques and at the same time, provide steady jobs to high risk communities in rural areas of El Salvador.

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