ArtisansintheAndes

Statement Necklaces, Fair Trade Jewelry and Scarves

Traverse City, Michigan On Etsy since 2014

1,600 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

ArtisansintheAndes

Statement Necklaces, Fair Trade Jewelry and Scarves

Traverse City, Michigan | 1,600 Sales

Announcement    Artisans in the Andes features statement necklaces, high quality mens leather bracelets, and bold tagua jewelry, funky chunky bracelets and colorful dangling earrings. We work within a team of artisans in Ecuador to bring you modern eco-conscious style on a fair trade basis.
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We work in Ecuador, directly with indigenous artisans. We reinvest a portion of our profits in scholarships within Ecuador.

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2020

Artisans in the Andes features statement necklaces, high quality mens leather bracelets, and bold tagua jewelry, funky chunky bracelets and colorful dangling earrings. We work within a team of artisans in Ecuador to bring you modern eco-conscious style on a fair trade basis.
BEFORE YOU BUY! - Be sure to sign up for my VIP Club. You get 20% off your first order plus get the best discounts, early sales, giveaways, free stuff and so much more. It's where I spoil you. just copy and paste https://www.subscribepage.com/artisans in a new window to sign up .
We work in Ecuador, directly with indigenous artisans. We reinvest a portion of our profits in scholarships within Ecuador.

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Tracey Krause

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About ArtisansintheAndes

Sales 1,600
On Etsy since 2014

Fair Trade Jewelry: Helping Artisans and the Environment

Welcome to Artisans in the Andes, a fair trade business. Our story started several years ago when Tracey and Rob moved to Ecuador, searching for a way to help move people out of poverty. Ecuador is a treasure trove of talented artisans with great talent but few resources to grow their business. Working together with a handful of artisans and using a fair trade model, we aim to bring you luscious, eco friendly handmade jewelry and scarves.

We especially love bold statement necklaces made with organic seeds and nuts from the Amazon rainforest, like tagua nuts and acai seeds. Its pretty cool to offer items that help preserve the rainforest through harvests from native palm trees. We think that sustainable use of what the rainforest already provides is an excellent alternative to cutting down the forest for farming or mining.

We are passionate about supporting the handmade movement. Ecuador is not a tourist haven, and it’s hard for local artists to earn enough money to adequately support their families. Through Artisans in the Andes we bring Ecuadorian crafts to the world, work directly in a team with local artists and help to preserve their unique techniques for future generations.

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  • Tracey Krause

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am a Canadian spending most of my time in lovely Ecuador in South America. Through Artisans in the Andes I bring Ecuadorian crafts to the world, giving support to local artists and helping to preserve their unique techniques for future generations.

  • Rob Krause

    Photographer

    I am a photographer from Canada, married to Tracey. I love to bring out the unique, vibrant beauty of our handmade items through unique photos.

  • Maria Sanchez

    Creator, Designer

    I am a designer and creator of tagua and acai jewelry. I am an indigenous woman from Ecuador.

  • Olga Luchez

    Creator, Designer

    I am an indigenous woman from Otavello. I design and create beaded jewelry that reflects the beauty of Ecuador. I love to use natural materials.

  • Mary Vacas

    Creator, Designer

    I am a single mom with two daughters. I love to work with glass and bright colors.

  • John Alvarez

    Creator, Designer

    I am married with three daughters. I work with wood, tagua and leather and make both jewelry and leather goods.

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