Riyo Hoops - Black
The Riyo Hoop Earrings are made with our smallest paper bead, measuring less than .5 cm. The cream color hoops may vary slightly from the photo shown because they are made with recycled magazine paper. Each bead is handmade in the Horn of Africa by our artisans. And the name Riyo comes from our artisan's group name in the Horn of Africa, where Riyo means dream!
These hoops are beautifully integrated with small brass beads from Ethiopia and are the perfect neutral to add to any outfit. Throw your hair up in a messy bun, add the Riyo Hoops, and conquer the day!
- Details:Handmade paper beads and Ethiopian brass beads, and nickel-free ear hooks
- Dimensions -2” in diameter
- Care: Each paper bead is coated with a non-toxic varnish to make it more durable, but because they are made of paper, please do not wear your jewelry in water.
- Impact: Every piece is handmade by artisans in the Horn of Africa. Thanks to your purchases these women are able to buy food, clothing, water, and save up for home repairs and more!
- Brand: Dreamer & Co.
- Handmade in Africa
About the Brand: At Dreamer & Co they operate under the belief that consuming goods in a globalized economy should be more than about ourselves—fashion should be more than trends, and business should be more than profits. They do this by using fashion and business to empower women around the world. They connect consumers with beautiful, handmade products that are produced responsibly, ethically, and transparently for the benefit of others. They achieve this by providing job skills and a fair, living wage to our partner artisans in the Horn of Africa, helping them realize their potential and feel empowered, dignified, and in turn, flourish in their daily lives. Dreamer & Co was founded my Baylee Eby and Jessica Gardner. Both Baylee and Jessica traveled to the Horn of Africa in 2015 to support a local non-profit. They met their artisan partner's through this non-profit who had started a vocational center for women, training them skills just as sewing and jewelry making. They were both inspired by the work these women were doing. Jessica went on to move her family to the Horn of Africa to work with the women full-time through a local non-profit, while Baylee started dreaming of a way to sell the women’s jewelry to a more expansive market so that they could better provide for their financial needs.
What are this brands's values?
- Social Good
- Fair Trade
- Women Owned
- Small Batch