Introducing our first jewelry collaboration with Santa Isla in partnership with Embera Chami artisans of Colombia, featuring an exclusive Naked colourway of their new Esmerelda Anklet in lawn green, inspired by the fresh summer season with a Naked tonal twist. Whether you're relaxing on a beach or cruising the city, this anklet is the perfect addition to your hot summer looks.
Santa Isla jewelry is handmade by artisans of Embera Chami, an indigenous group in Colombia that faces threats of physical and cultural extinction, as declared by the Constitutional Court of Colombia in 2009. They have been detrimentally affected by armed conflict, extractive policies, and extreme poverty. Many Embera communities today lack access to very basic resources, such as clean water.
Handcrafts are one of the main resources of survival for the Embera. Their unique beading techniques, traditionally handcrafted by women and passed down for generations, weave spiritual intentions as a way to connect back to nature. Santa Isla works with a small group of Embera artisans, celebrating their cultural significance and weaving practices to create playful and intentional pieces that bring joy – providing them with a source of income and opportunity to showcase their art to the world.
We’re honoured to collaborate with Santa Isla in support of Embera Chami, to be able to create a beautiful piece of jewelry and remind us all to always step with intention.
A portion of all proceeds of our Naked x Santa Isla collaboration piece will be donated to Sistering, a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed.
Launching August 5th at noon.