Green Teardrop 3D Capiz Earrings
Green Teardrop 3D Capiz Earrings
  • SKU: 7913503

Green Teardrop 3D Capiz Earrings

Country:    Philippines
Material:    Silver wire and Capiz shell
Length:       2.25“

Note:  Green shade is lighter than pictured

About the Artisans:
SAFFY, Inc. stands for Social Action for Filipino Youth. SAFFY, Inc. markets handmade crafts for many small artisan workshops, and specializes in capiz shell items (a material that comes from the inside of a mollusk that is usually discarded).  Artisans benefit from educational seminars, vocational training, financial and medical assistance.  An in-house Product Designer assists artisan groups in the development of new product lines.  SAFFY was founded in 1966 by Sr. Juliaan Mullie, a Belgian nun, to create alternative sources of livelihood for impoverished women and youth in marginalized areas of Manila.  It expanded to serve communities in need by launching social development programs.  SAFFY provides marketing and export services to about 70 artisan workshops.  SAFFY provides employment for more than 1,000 people, including 40 workers in its own production unit.