- Brass or silver-plated brass
- 16" L (40.6 cm) with 2" extender (5.1 cm)
- Center portion: 4.5" L x 0.7" H (11.4 x 1.8 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from India
Made by: Purpose Jewelry
Purpose Jewelry is handcrafted by trafficking survivors at the iSanctuary center in Mumbai, India. In 2007, International Sanctuary (iSanctuary) was created to address the many needs of these young women through holistic care and empowerment. The women are placed in mentoring programs, and provided with an education, medical care, counseling and employment in order to prepare them for the future.
Survivors at iSanctuary's center in Mumbai, India are taught artisan jewelry skills. All jewelry is prepared, packaged, and shipped by survivors rescued in Orange County, California. Purchasing with Purpose empowers these young women as they play a critical role in every step of the process, from handcrafting the jewelry to shipping the jewelry.
Every purchase provides employment, job training, and the financial stability survivors need in order to properly provide for themselves and their families. Each young woman who graduates from the program at iSanctuary is equipped with the skills and knowledge that she needs to enter the job market with confidence. These survivors are given the opportunity to follow their dreams and achieve goals that once seemed impossible. No longer hopeless, these young women are now empowered and able to live free from poverty and exploitation.