Sun Drop Copper Earrings
Elevate your elegance with our Handmade Dragonfly Copper Earrings – a mesmerizing blend of artistry and empowerment. Immerse yourself in the enchanting dragonfly design, meticulously crafted with repurposed copper wire from energy meters and adorned with delicate hand-embroidered crystal details. The journey concludes with a tasseled semicircle bursting with cotton threads, encapsulating the harmony of nature and human ingenuity.
These exquisite earrings are more than accessories; they are a testament to the ethos of Lula Mena. We've harnessed the power of creativity, design, and culture to empower vulnerable women in high-risk areas of El Salvador. Every purchase supports the transformation of lives, creating job opportunities through our unique, eco-friendly, handmade products that adhere to the principles of fair trade.
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Crafted by a community of skilled women, these earrings embody transformation. Trained in textile weaving on lever looms and adept at handcrafting techniques like macramé and crochet, their expertise brings these dragonflies to life. The copper wire, once part of electric power meters, now dances with elegance, connecting your style to a purpose-driven narrative.
Own a piece of art that tells a story, shares a vision, and celebrates your uniqueness.
58% of the people that live in rural areas in El Salvador live in overcrowded conditions. When there is overcrowding in families, there is a higher risk of certain problems occurring, such as domestic violence, family disintegration, poor school performance, among others.
300 SALVADORANS TRY TO MIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES DAILY DUE TO LACK OF WORK OPPORTUNITIES.
When Lula Mena began working in rural communities, many of the young women wanted to immigrate to the United States. Now that they have seen that there is an opportunity for a better life in their community, their perception of immigration has changed. They feel more confident that they will be able to provide for their families without having to leave the country. We want to continue to grow in order to offer more young adults the opportunity to work with us and avoid immigration.
One of the major challenges we faced when we began working with women was gaining the approval of their husbands. Most of the husbands and family members worried that the women would not be able to work and meet the household’s responsibilities.
Now, their husbands prepare dinner, take care of the children, and offer them support. There is still a strong sexist culture, “machismo”, in rural areas of El Salvador that we are trying to change by empowering women.