Meet Team Jordan, a cooperative of women artisans working outside the capital city of Amman. Team Jordan is working to spread interpersonal peace amidst the increasing conflict and political instability in the Middle East. By providing new jobs and safe, stable workplaces for women, Team Jordan seeks to spread peace and empowerment one step at a time. While the Middle East might best be known from their stories on the news of conflict and instability, it's important to note that the people in this area are generally very kind, welcoming, and innovative. The women we partner with are simply looking to earn a living for their families and have a stable life.
Team Jordan specializes in olive wood, a natural resource in the Middle East with deep historical meaning. The women of Team Jordan combine olive wood, metals and beads into earrings and bracelets that embody values of peace and inner strength. We are proud to partner with Team Jordan and support their work to build peace in the region at the interpersonal level.
We support Team Jordan by helping them employ more women, earn higher wages and reach new customers.
The Clever Earrings are made of jade, brass and Jordanian olive wood. The olive wood used in these earrings comes from tree trimmings left over from the Jordanian olive harvest. The olive wood trimmings are hand-cut and hand-sanded by women artisans and combined with colorful stones and lightweight metals to create an elegant and practical jewelry piece. Most importantly, these earrings promote sustainable farming in Jordan by repurposing olive tree trimmings into beautiful jewelry.