These necklaces were handmade with LOVE in Guerrero and Puebla, Mexico by women artisans from the co-op Flor de Mexico, led by Araceli Flores. The motto behind Flor de Mexico is ‘History Made by Women’—LOVE! The majority of the palm used in these bracelets is collected from communities nestled in the mountains near Atlixtac, Zapotitlan Tablas , Ahuacoutzingo and Copanatoyac. The beads are handcrafted and dyed over 3-5 days in Guerrero and then passed off to the artisans in Puebla who use a needle to weave together the necklaces.
In Mexico, a vibrant national movement of the arts has ignited to tell a much bigger story than a handmade bracelet. It's a story of agricultural, familial, political, and religious strength unique to Mexican culture.
When you purchase from this collection of colorful bracelets, you’re improving the lives of our artisans and their families through fair and equitable wages, training and educational opportunties, access to food, and community health programs. This handmade collection celebrates the saltwater pearl in all its serene beauty while combining traditional craftsmanship from local artisans to form a heartfelt homage to the sparkling waters of the Sulu Sea.
- Jobs have been provided for 20 artisans
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