High-quality alpaca silver, this sun and moon pendant is detailed with striking red jasper. Handcrafted by artisans from Taxco el Viejo region in Mexico.
- Fair Trade is so much more than a product assortment. It's about safe workplaces, fair wages + community investment for factory employees
- Chain measures appx 15 inches (38 cm)
- Shipped from USA
Meet the Artisans: UPA
The Union Progresista Artesanal (UPA) is a cooperative which was formed in 1986 and is located in the famous Taxco el Viejo region of Mexico, best known for it’s silver jewelry. The artisans continue to produce traditional jewelry much like their ancestors.
The cooperative is made up of 26 jewelry makers who work collaboratively to sell a beautiful collection of jewelry; the group uses a wide range of beautiful materials that range from abalone, mother of pearl, sterling silver, Taxco silver, and much more.
UPA has achieved stable income for many members of its community and bettered the community through initiatives that include support of local schools and programming geared towards the youth. Artisans often work out of their homes and are paid fair wages. The Fair Trade jewelry is not only beautiful, but each purchase helps to transform lives.