This delightful 28" long necklace of semi-precious polished stones including turquoise, jade and amber as well as sterling silver beads on dark brown knotted cord is a joy to wear and complements any casual outfit. Crafted by women coming out of brothel slavery in Thailand.
- Turquoise, jade, amber and amethyst with other semi-precious stones and etched sterling silver beads
- Made in Thailand
- Ethical and sustainable jewelry
- 28" long
The Aloka necklace is named for Aloka Mitra, founder and Chairperson of our beloved partner agency Women's Interlink Foundation in West Bengal, India. Aloka has been involved in fighting trafficking and assisting the most vulnerable children and adults for the past 40 years. She oversees 80 (!) different programs including shelters, red light drop in centers, schools on the railway platform, homes for the aged, and more. Aloka got involved in this work when she was a young mother, and began noticing the desperate need and huge potential of street children near her home. Posing as a naive socialite, she began spending her days in the red light area, building the relationships that laid the foundation for Womens Interlink Foundation. Aloka is a loving mother to all of the girls and boys in her programs, and is known as 'Mashuma' which means beloved auntie. We could not run our programs without Aloka's loving support, as she is also a dear friend and mentor to me (MBS founder Sarah Symons) and to our staff in India. Together we are working to build a new shelter WIF shelter home in Darjeeling, to house 100 survivors.