Red Coiled Choco Seed Bracelet
1-3/4" wide (fully coiled), 2-1/2" in diameter.
Wear this coiled choco seed bracelet proudly, knowing how good it looks and how much its purchase is helping the youth of the Andean town of Villa de Leyva, Colombia. In the mid 1990s, Joyeria Semilla, Spanish for "seed jewelry," began its small fair trade workshop to provide much needed jobs and services to Colombian youth. The company serves young people ages 9-25 who are at high risk of delinquency. Youths are given the opportunity to study a craft and earn an income. When funds are available, the workshop provides a daily meal and housing to the needy.
These brightly colored red choco (also spelled "chocho") seed bracelets are imported by one of our favorite Fair Trade certified companies, One World Projects. Until recently, the choco bracelets were sold primarily in local Colombian markets. But now, with the assistance of fair trade importers like One World Projects, there is renewed hope that sustainable income can provide for the needs of these disadvantaged young people.