Support Syrian family In Turkey - An Opportunity To Rebuild A Life.
'Drop Earrings Not Bombs' is handmade by Syrian refugee in Istanbul.
Each pair you buy helps them support their family and rebuild a life in the new society.
The mission of 'Drop Earrings Not Bombs' is to improve the income of these Syrian family, encourage female artisans to become role model of their communities, and develop the courage to plan for their future.
Alparslan means "brave lion" in Turkish. Courage is a trait we've bolstered within us. We wear it with pride, like a peacock shows it's feathers. We continue to overcome, banding together in feminine strength.
- Large - width: 1.38" // 3.5 cm ; Drop length: 1.97" // 5 cm
- Small - width: 0.98" // 2.5 cm ; Drop length: 1.57" // 4 cm
Drop material:Turkish mercerized thread.
- Hook material: Hypoallergenic brass frame, hand-coiled & hand-shaped, plated with gold or silver. Gold hooks may wear down to base metal over time.
Each set of earrings comes with a special gift box with 'Thank You' written in Arabic on it.
About Drop Earrings Not Bombs
Drop Earrings Not Bombs is based in Istanbul, Turkey. Syrian women displaced from their homeland design and handcraft each pair.
The aim of this project is to foster the empowerment of women who are natural leaders, all within the creative and collaborative space of a community center, a home to families and a hub to ideas. The weavers are able to work based on their family schedule, which gives them flexibility and respect their family needs.
The collective has access to Turkish and English language support to ease the difficulties of social integration. Additionally computer classes alongside entrepreneurship skills are fostering the empowerment of the group, towards a future where their lives are in their own hands.
The earrings are made to be worn comfortably everyday. We recommend that you remove your earrings before washing, swimming, sleeping or exercising.
Care for plated jewelry: Silver and gold naturally tarnish over time with exposure to the environment. It can be cleaned with a silver or gold dip solution and clean dry with soft cloth. Avoid contact with water and other liquids. To ensure that tarnishing doesn’t spoil your earrings, apply any perfume and facial products before putting on your earrings.
Brass: Being an alloy it will gradually patina over time with exposure to oxygen and moisture. This effect can be removed with a polish if you prefer a brass cleaner or a dry cloth.
Ingredients you may already have at home can be used too: mix lemon juice and baking soda into a paste, rub onto surface with a cloth, rinse off with water and buff dry.
Please note that due to the handcrafted nature of this product, your order may differ slightly from the image.