Founded in 2012, our partner fair trade company offers a unique & classic collection of high quality .925 sterling silver jewelry designed and handcrafted by artisans in Bali, Indonesia.
As a member of The Fair Trade Federation, Sandpiper follows nine established fair trade principles and work directly with a small silversmith artisan community in a village an hour outside of Ubud, a city well-regarded as the cultural and artistic heart of Bali.
The high level of craftsmanship has been passed on from generation to generation. Sandpiper Imports honors the cultural creativity of our artisans by selecting pieces that were designed by them. Whether you fall in love with a traditional Balinese filigree style or a design with a more contemporary flair, your purchase of their gorgeous and timeless jewelry fosters economic sustainability for this community and helps to keep this craft alive.
Fair trade is a movement which helps artisans in developing countries move toward economic self-sufficiency by establishing equitable long term relationships between trading partners. Fair trade principles include: Ensure workers receive fair wages and are provided safe and empowering working conditions, a focus on cultivating environmental stewardship, and respect for cultural identity.
By working directly with a smaller group of artisans that work together in a community, we ensure that all artisans (men and women) are paid an equal and fair wage for their work, that all of the artisans children attend school, and that our ongoing orders create a stream of consistent and reliable income for their living expenses. For more information about fair trade please visit: www.fairtradefederation.org or www.wfto.com