Drop Earrings Not Bombs series is handmade by Syrian female refugee in Istanbul.
- Color: White & Gold
- Earring width: 1.38" ; 3.5 cm
- Drop length: 1.97" ; 5 cm
- Drop material: Turkish mercerized thread.
- Hook and frame material: Hypoallergenic. Safe for sensitive ears.
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 relocated Syrian families in Istanbul, encourage female artisans to become role model of their communities, and develop the courage to plan for their future.
Description | Salam
The infamous greeting of peace...an emotive phase so frequently used in Arabic and Turkish, wishing a person to come and go in peace. These earrings remind us of the wings of doves, a symbol of peace and strength in the middle-east.
Gift Box Packaging
Each set of earrings comes with a FSC certified paper gift box with a 'Thank You' note written in Arabic on it.
What is FSC certified?
FSC is the abbreviation of Forest Stewardship Council. If the paper box has a FSC tag on it, it means the paper box come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. To read more about FSC Principles and Criteria, please visit FSC Organization.
About Drop Earrings Not Bombs
Drop Earrings Not Bombs (DENB) is created in 2017 by a women-led social enterprise "Muhra" in Istanbul, Turkey. Muhra is an Arabic word for "female foal", representing the strength and vitality of female leaders.
The social enterprise Muhra teaches Syrian female artisans design and handcraft these beautiful earrings.
The goal of this DENB is not only to foster the empowerment of Syrian female artisans, but also to support them to earn a decent income and develop transferable skills. Most important of all, to develop a sense of ownership and confidence during this process.
This project provides enough flexibility for the Syrian artisans. They are able to work based on their family schedule, so they can find a good balance between taking care of family needs while earning a dignified income.
Also, The 'Drop Earrings Not Bombs' projects help create conversations and rebuild social connections between their peers. The Syrian artisans are encouraged to join in versatile social activities, language classes, and different community programs, supporting them to better fitting into the immigrant society.
Wipe it with dry cloth and store them in the small zipper bag when not wearing them.
Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, your order may differ slightly from the image.
Drop Earrings Not Bombs is a small project created in 2017 by a women-led social enterprise Muhra, in Istanbul, Turkey. Muhra is an Arabic word for the female foal, representing female leaders’ strength and vitality. They teach Syrian female artisans to design and handcraft these beautiful earrings.
This project provides enough flexibility for the Syrian artisans. They can work based on their family schedule to find the right balance between taking care of family needs while having a dignified income.
Your Purchase Makes A Difference!
The 'Drop Earrings Not Bombs' projects help create conversations and rebuild social connections between their peers. More than one-third of the revenue uses to support them taking Turkish and English classes, business classes, community programs, and versatile social activities, helping them in better-fitting into the immigrant society, and develop the courage to plan for their future.
Each earring set comes with an FSC certified paper gift box with a Thank You note written in Arabic.
What is FSC certified?
FSC-certified packages means that were produced from sustainably sourced materials following forest management principles. To read more about FSC principles and criteria, please visit FSC Organization.
⋒ FSC: the abbreviation of Forest Stewardship Council.
The earrings are made to be worn comfortably every day. 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 a 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.
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 the surface with a cloth, rinse off with water, and buff dry.