Fair Trade Horn Jewelry
In Vietnam's traditional villages artisans handcraft natural horn jewelry. Artisans practice handicraft skills that have been kept alive for over 400 years, passed down from generation to generation. Natural horn was originally used to make practical household utensils and combs. Artisans are now using it to create elegant and unique jewelry. You can wear a link to history with one of these striking statement necklaces, earrings or bangle bracelets.
Purchasing horn jewelry helps preserve this traditional culture in a sustainable way. While these artisan villages were government-run collectives until the mid 1990's, Vietnam began to open its borders to international trade and tourism, NGO's and humanitarian groups have helped to start independent design groups to ensure fair trade practices and support the development of these traditional craftspeople.