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Waiting inside the box above were two absolutely gorgeous pieces for this month which really personifies why this is such a hidden treasure to give. The first is a pair of dichroic glass looking Lima Post earrings from Greenola Style. An organization founded by Jen Moran and partnered with Solidarity Bridge, Greenola works to empower and employ women artists. The earrings here were created by the Cochabamba Bolivia artisan Karina out of recycled glass bottles she and her neighbors collect in their community. Crafted del corazon she says of her pieces, from the heart. They definitely look and feel that way!
The other beautiful piece nestled in the straw packing is this handmade Gratitude votive candle from Maroma and the Indian village of Auroville. It smells so good in a warm, resinous sort of way and lists natural essential oils of lemon, grapefruit and orange as its notes along with natural, renewable palm wax as its base. Auroville itself is fascinating as Fair Treasure includes that it was created 40 years ago in India as an inclusive environment for all nationalities and has since become a hub of fair trade arts and organic farming.
Enclosed they put in this poem:
"For each new mourning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Tyu goodness sends"
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Fair Treasure box c/o, truly inspiring!
Image: mam for Gave That