Knots of Freedom Macramé Bag
Hand-woven 3-ply cotton macramé bag. 41cm x 33cm x 30cm. Available in black, cream, and white. #A100B, #A100C, & #A100W.
Marlar, one of Eden's graduates, designed and then went on to train the women and girls coming to the drop-in centers to handcraft these beautiful bags. The women and girls make these bags in a safe and loving environment where they also receive trauma counseling, creative therapies, and other forms of essential support.
These sustainable, handmade bags are perfect for everyday use, grocery shopping, and the beach!
Knots of Freedom is a remarkable story of escape. It highlights how we can escape the corruption that is in the world by disreputable desires.
Tho Tho was the eldest of her siblings. Out of desperation, her family believed the lies and false promises of a local agent. They sent Tho Tho with the local agent to a factory which in reality was a home where for months she would be raped by a man and enslaved to his family.
Her escape was not an instant rescue, it took months of accumulating scrap materials and knotting them together, to finally descend and have her feet touch freedom.
Properly caring for your Eden Jewelry will ensure a longer wear life. Follow these simple guidelines, and you can enjoy your jewelry for years to come. Avoid wet environments. Do not wear into the shower or store in humid places. Apply lotions, makeup, hairspray, and perfume before putting on your jewelry. Avoid contact with household cleaning products.
CARING FOR STERLING SILVER JEWELRY
Sterling silver jewellery is marked with a 925 stamp. Polish sterling silver pieces with a jewelry polishing cloth. If more attention is needed, immerse in a solution of warm water and mild dishwashing liquid and gently hand wash. A soft toothbrush can also be used for more abrasive cleaning when needed. Thoroughly rinse and completely dry the silver before storing, as moisture contributes to tarnishing. Never clean your jewelry in bleach. If the jewelry contains gemstones or pearls, do not submerge the entire piece into the water. Instead, use a cotton swab with mild dishwashing liquid to wash only the silver.
Note: These instructions are not for silver plated items.
Please see the next section for plated items.
CARING FOR GOLD PLATED STAINLESS STEEL JEWELRY OR SILVER PLATED JEWELRY
To clean your gold plated jewelry at home, use a non-abrasive jewelry cleaner that is safe for plated parts or a mild soap and water. Use a soft cloth to clean the item carefully. After cleaning, rinse with lukewarm water and allow it to dry completely.
Buffing your plated jewelry with a soft cloth is an effective and inexpensive way to keep your pieces lustrous.
Note: Do not use a jewelry polishing cloth, as this can damage the finish.
CARING FOR BRASS JEWELRY
To return brass to its original shine, make a paste of baking soda, water, and lemon juice and gently rub it onto the piece with a soft cloth. Wash the mixture off using running water, then dry and buff with a clean cloth.
CARING FOR STAINLESS STEEL JEWELRY
To clean stainless steel jewelry, pour warm water into a small bowl, and add mild dish washing soap. Dip a soft, lint-free cloth into the soapy water, and gently wipe the stainless steel jewelry with the damp cloth until the piece is clean. When cleaning it, rub the item along its polish lines. Wipe remaining soap off jewelry using a moist cloth dipped in clean water. Dry jewelry well with a clean towel, and then leave to air dry. After it is clean, a jewelry polishing cloth can be used to shine it.