HANDMADE JEWELLERY FROM INDONESIA
Indonesia has a very high population density and according to Oxfam the gap between the rich and poor has grown faster here than in any other country in Southeast Asia. Environmental issues in Indonesia are associated with the country's high population density and its rapid industrialisation, large-scale and mostly illegal deforestation. There is over-exploitation of marine resources and environmental problems associated with rapid urbanisation and economic development, including air pollution, traffic congestion, garbage management, and a lack of reliable water and waste water services. It is the government that must solve these issues but for its part, although only a small part, Sirikorndesigns works with a company that supports a group of artists, designers and craftsmen who work with unwanted man-made materials and transform them into beautiful hand crafted jewellery and accessories. The artisans are very creative in the upcycling of rubber tyre inner tubes into amazing jewellery, handbags and complimentary accessories. They hope to inspire environmental change by altering behaviour and attitude and their ethos is evident in the amount of material they have been able to reuse. All of the pieces of jewellery, bags and accessories are lovingly hand finished ensuring the highest quality of each product. Each piece will be individual and unique due to the natural variations in the materials sourced. By purchasing these quirky handcrafted jewellery pieces, bags and accessories you help us to upcycle more manmade materials.