Meet the Solaris Pendant necklace! This beauty is one of our newer pieces, so we're excited to have Amy share more about its story and hear some styling tips from Chandler...
The Solaris Pendant is made by women at an artisan cooperative in India. As part of a co-op (working with Mata Traders), women from impoverished or underprivileged communities are empowered as they create. Instead of being given temporary solutions to poverty, these groups are working to end the cycle of poverty.
The awesome thing about this program is that its benefits don't end when the necklace is sold. Health care, paid maternity leave, retirement pension, and daycare are all part of being a product-making member. Women can also attend workshops about hygiene, nutrition, parenting, computer training, and literacy. The program leaders care about each woman's wellbeing and personal needs.
For example, an artisan named Sidhama learned how to read bus numbers, and now she can get around the city of Mumbai on her own. From learning about money management to getting help living with HIV/AIDS, these cooperatives are changing lives in simple and big ways. You can help do the same by wearing the Solaris Pendant necklace!
Not only is the solaris necklace ethical, but fashionable too! We love it because you can dress it up for work, or down for a casual day hanging out with family and friends. To dress this beautiful piece up for work, pair it with a plain black tee (this makes the necklace stand out) and a dressy sweater or blazer. Add your favorite dress pants and heels and you're ready to conquer the work day!
For a more casual day, you can style this necklace with the same plain black tee from above and a patterned skirt or pair of shorts. Black sandals go well with this outfit along with your favorite shades!
I love how versatile the Solaris Pendant necklace is. The color of the necklace is really in style right now and it matches well with a lot of clothing. It's so easy to add this necklace to any outfit and instantly feel more put together. Not to mention, you'll feel good knowing it's for an amazing cause!