Why do we want you to meet the artisans at The Savage Bohemian? Behind every item in the store is a person, and each person has a story. Some have come from poverty, and with the help of artist cooperatives, they have been able to earn a living wage. Some artisans have learned how to use the traditional skills of their people in ways that can benefit them in the modern marketplace. Others have joined together when they see that the power of many can go so much further. When you meet the artisans, you'll see that every purchase from The Savage Bohemian benefits a real human being.
When we opened The Savage Bohemian, the goal was not just to sell handcrafted ethnic and tribal jewelry; we also wanted to give everyone the opportunity to benefit from the distribution channel of selling goods on the Internet. And while we pride ourselves on bringing high-quality, handcrafted jewelry and accessories to you, we are even more proud that we can help sustain Fair Trade practices and provide opportunities for thousands of artisans -- real people in some of the most destitute places in the world -- to support themselves in ways they may not have been able to otherwise.
When you are shopping for handmade jewelry and accessories on The Savage Bohemian, you are doing so much more than shopping for new and interesting pieces; you're helping people in remote areas of the world support their families, gain dignity and develop their communities. You're helping refugees afford medical care. You're helping women gain independence. You're helping people with physical disabilities develop a trade and reestablish their lives. You're giving back to the world.
Of course, when you give back, you also gain a lot. From jewelry made in South Africa using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation to handmade bags sewn in India from recycled materials, the quality and soul found in the products you buy here are sure to enliven your wardrobe. After you meet the artisans, we're sure you'll want to bring their handmade jewelry and accessories into your life.
Please click the artist link in each product listing you choose to view.