Ethical Fair Trade
the New Fair Trade -
How Ethical Fair Trade Jewelry
Preserves the Dignity of Artisans
Ethical fair trade jewelry means that the real value of the ornamental object. the intrinsic value of esthetic examples of popular art and jewelry, proceeds from the natural raw materials and from the talented hands of the traditional artisan. In other words, the jewelry receives its value from its creation and production. Ethical fair trade jewelry does NOT take its value from the market, neither from the fact that
someone wants to place an order for it, nor from the money used to pay for it.
This is where ethical economics begins: with the timelessness of art, the hand working of metals and materials: This is where ethical fair trade jewelry begins always within a certain cultural context. Ethical fair trade jewelry does not exist as a mere commercial item, ethical fair trade jewelry does not exist only as merchandise, as it is always
a unique expression an example of a specific society that is capable of conceiving, creating, and producing quality traditional jewelry.
Ethical fair trade jewelry is necessarily a fruit of the cultural content, not only
in the designs, yet also in the richness of the artisans' communal experience.
Ethical fair trade signifies the jewelry-makers, the small miners and refiners,
and the family farmers in their own familiar artistic and cultural practices,
observances, traditions, celebrations, and music.
Ethical fair trade jewelry preserves the dignity of the silversmiths and artisans. For example, producers do not "take orders". Artisans create and make the beautiful ornamental objects and decorative art that grace our lives and are more important
to our mental health than people may realize, because handcrafted jewelry
is a connection to one’s own artistic capability and appreciation of beauty.
Ethical fair trade jewelry means that small producers do NOT have to endure
humiliation just to get an order, and they don´t have to humble themselves
before every potential buyer, nor have to wait forever to get paid.
Ethical fair trade means dignity for the artisan and small producer
and a secure way to support one's family, And ethical fair trade jewelry
is a valuable opportunity to remain in one's home village with one’s family,
and not be forced or tempted to migrate to Mexico City or to the United States.
Ethical fair trade jewelry is an alternative to both dog-eat-dog savage capitalism
and to ordinary fair trade where the only benefit to the craftsperson would only be
a slightly higher price-per-piece rate. Ethical fair trade jewelry encompasses
the entire range of local cultural productions, of which the jewelry represents a material expression of the artistic originality of an artisan people, including music
and other esthetic manifestations of a healthy creative society.
New World Women Distribution of elegant, ethnic, style-setting jewelry
is a revolutionary producer-driven, efficient, responsive, authentic,
and sustainable commerce model respecting the dignity and goals
of the artisan producers. New World Women collaboration among
the traditional village Mexican women and our Northamerican sisters