Sustainably handcrafted by artisans escaping human trafficking
100% of proceeds go to our non-profit, International Sanctuary, to provide each artisan with fair wages, education & holistic care
1 ½” drop
Available in Mixed Ankole - sustainably sourced in Uganda
Lightweight and sleek, our Teko “Strength” Pendant Earrings are set to energize your casual and work-from-home ensembles. Classic arcs of brass anchor a semi-circle of ankole smoothed to shine. Pair with the Teko Necklace to complete your look.
Each pair is made with love in Kampala by a survivor of human trafficking who loves working with Ankole and is proud to have it represent their country to the world. Ankole is a natural product known for unique and beautiful variations in color ranging from ivory black to caramel and creamy white. Like fingerprints, no two polished pieces are alike. When you purchase from our Ankole Line, you’re empowering girls and women seeking freedom and helping to ensure a sustainable local economy in Kampala, Uganda.
These ethically handmade earrings support young women escaping human trafficking in India, Uganda, Mexico, and the United States of America. Each artisan receives fair wages, education, health care and community through our non-profit, International Sanctuary.
Included with your purchase of the brass Teko Earrings will be a polishing cloth and instructions on how to keep your jewelry clean, dry, and polished. We love working with brass because it can be polished to shine–due to the nature of brass being just itself. Brass, when polished, can be a beautiful replacement for 14k gold jewelry.
The PURPOSE guarantee is our promise to you:
All our jewelry is handmade by girls and women escaping human trafficking. Slight irregularities and variations in craftsmanship or natural characteristics of the materials are unique and individual to each artisan jewelry item. These characteristics are considered a part of the beauty and charm of the handmade jewelry item and should not be considered a defect.
However, we want you to love your purchase! We stand behind our products and warrant that all items will be free from manufacturing defect. *If you are dissatisfied with your choice, please see the Returns & Exchanges page.
*General wear and tear, misuse and tarnishing are not covered under the warranty. Our warranty does not provide for replacements or refunds for lost or stolen items.
Our artisan jewelry is hand made with love and care. Following these steps will help keep your unique jewelry pieces looking their best year after year.
Use a polishing cloth to clean your brass jewelry. A polishing cloth will be included with most of our brass jewelry.
Apply perfume, hairspray or deodorant before wearing your jewelry as certain chemicals may damage the finish.
Always remove your jewelry before swimming, bathing, doing household chores or using abrasive cleaners.
If your jewelry requires further cleaning, use mild soap, water and a soft cloth. Rinse with clean water and pat dry.
Make sure your jewelry is completely dry before storing.
To avoid black markings either on your skin or the jewelry, be sure to regularly clean your jewelry.