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Rhea Handcrafted Gold Earrings (RG-5) in Bamboo and Gold-plated Brass

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Inspired by the most minimalistic elements of form – a line and a dot, these handcrafted earrings are an ode to sustainable luxury. Simple, classy and versatile, these earrings pair well with both Western and ethnic wear and will fast become a staple.

Why we like them
These earrings focus on minimalism in design and use of materials that can be easily recycled. Further, each piece of jewellery is handmade by skilled artisans and helps create livelihood for traditional Indian craftspersons.

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The Product

Product name: Rhea Gold Earrings (RG-5) in bamboo and gold-plated brass
Product contents: 1 pair Rhea Gold Earrings (RG-5)
Dimensions (cms): 2.5cms x 2cms x 0.5cms
Weight (gms): 6gms
Material: Gold Plated Brass and Bamboo
Inspired by the most minimalistic elements of form – a line and a dot, these handcrafted earrings are an ode to sustainable design. They bring together the natural form and fibre pattern of bamboo and the elegance of gold. They fuse classic luxury with contemporary sophistication, and good design with a sustainable ethic. Lightweight, classy and versatile, these earrings pair well with both Western and ethnic wear and are sure to become a favourite.
Note: These earrings have been made by hand and may have slight irregularities that are a natural outcome of the human involvement in the process.

The Artisans
These pieces are handcrafted by traditional artisans from Ahmedabad and Assam. Rhizome also seeks to blend ecological design with social sustainability by employing the physically challenged in minor processes like sanding, which will provide them a sustainable livelihood and help them live independently.

Your Impact
These earrings use bamboo and brass in designs that allow them to be easily deconstructed and recycled. Your purchase supports sustainable design and helps create livelihood for traditional Indian craft.

Weight 0.006 kg
Dimensions 6.5 x 2 x 0.5 cm

Rhizome

Rhizome is India’s first multi-disciplinary design studio working at the intersection of craft, design and sustainability. Rhizome was founded in 2009 by Dr. Rebecca Reubens to look at sustainability from a more holistic and developing country perspective. Rhizome believes that design can simultaneously be commercially-viable and positively impact sustainability.

Sustainability is a compound picture made up of lots of beautifully complex, wicked and non-negotiable pieces which our designs work to integrate. We look beyond single individual factors—such as the user, the market and production lines—to an integrated design brief.

Our designs are developed in collaboratively with a cross section of actors, including communities. This helps us look at all the pieces of the sustainability jigsaw—economic, social, cultural, and ecological—to design sustainable products with underpinning production to consumption systems.

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