Crescent Moon Choker - White
- Black raw silk
- Gold-dipped White agate crescent moon
- Can be worn as a choker or long necklace
This handmade necklace is made of raw silk and black agate. Black Agate is a powerful healing stone known to attract good fortune, help overcome fears, help develop courage, and promote success.
Not only will this piece helps attract good fortune into your own life, but each purchase empowers women in Cambodia through dignified employment and a safe, loving environment in which they can learn and grow.
The fashion industry is the largest employer of women in the world, and only 2% of them receive a living wage. We are committed to being a part of changing that. All of our artisans are paid a fair wage and work in an environment where they feel safe, supported, and empowered.
We have joined forces with the Fashion Revolution transparency campaign to help consumers connect with the makers behind the magic.
DEAP SAM OL
Deap Sam Ol is the lead dyer in the community factory.
Rem Hing is the lead weaver at the community factory.
"I weave a 3m rush mat with a handloom by inserting the dyed rush one by one. We work in pairs, one inserting the rush and the other weaving it tightly into the mat. It was a slow process when I first started, but now I can weave one mat per day because we have developed a sense of rhythm and cooperation."
Hand Tuy is the lead sewer at the SUSU community factory.
"I sew the rush grass and canvas or leather together to make our final product. I always keep professionalism in mind to make high quality products, with the tailoring, color and everything perfectly made. The most rewarding part of my job is when I see a customer smiling after buying one of our products."
What Does Empowerment Mean to us?
We are a global community that believes everyone should have access to education, dignified employment, and opportunities for growth. We believe in hand-ups, not hand-outs. We believe in not just employment for all, but empowerment for all.
We encourage an integrated approach to empowerment through the following three verticals:
EMPOWER. EDUCATE. CREATE.
At Collective Humanity, we believe the most sustainable way to truly empower entire communities to rise above poverty is by providing them with jobs that enable self-reliance. We believe everyone should have access to dignified employment. We believe that providing people with safe dignified work where they have room to learn and grow, is the best way to ensure sustainable economic growth. We believe if more corporations took this approach and provided this base level of care for the communities throughout their supply chain, we would eventually see extreme poverty begin to shift.
We believe access to education is a fundamental human right. Consider this: Without being able to do math, how does one know what they are being paid? Without being able to understand how much money you have, how does one budget to support themselves and their families? These might seem like fundamental concepts that we as Westerners take for granted because they have been ingrained in us from such an early age that it almost feels like common sense. However, with nobody teaching these fundamental concepts and no access to receiving this basic education, how does one ever learn? We help our partners provide basic and continuing education for all of our artisans so that they can pass down knowledge and create a stronger foundation for the next generation to learn and grow.
We believe it takes a truly supportive and loving community for people to feel empowered to create sustainable change. All of the organizations we support take an in-depth approach to community care. They go above and beyond to create a safe environment for their employees, and offer benefits that include; healthcare, self-esteem classes, counseling, team building, and capacity building in an open environment where everyone is free to express themselves and learn from one another.