holiday gifting : silk bead necklaces

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I have a few different strands of these fairly traded, Cambodian-made silk bead necklaces. I love wearing them year-round and racking up the compliments. They manage to convey the exoticism of their origin without being overly crafty. A tough balance but a critical line especially for me and my fellow urban dwellers.

Even better, I thought I could only get these in Cambodia but now you can order them directly from Global Goods Partners, an inspiring non-profit organization that supports women-led, grass roots handicraft organizations around the world. The strings are 25" long for a long look or double-wrapping (I alternate both looks) and only $24 each from Global Goods.