Himalayan salt bracelet By Naraam
Himalayan salt bracelet By Naraam
We are trying to create handmade bracelets consisting of wooden beads, hand carved himalayan salt, and a metal link chain.
We are trying to create handmade bracelets consisting of wooden beads, hand carved himalayan salt, and a metal link chain. Read more
Naraam is currently a company that sells handmade leather flats for women, and we'd like to create our first bracelet with your help!
- We use hand carved salt beads, with salt sourced from Pakistan
- We don't use plastic, our bracelets are held with a metal link chain
- Our wooden beads are sourced from Russia, and are naturally scented with peppermint
The goal, and what we need your help with, is being able to pay labor in Pakistan a fair wage. The funding of this project will help rent a clean facility for the workers and will help cut costs on material to compensate for our higher wages.
We will release video content and pictures of the people we help, on our social media @Naraamfootwear
You may have heard of Himalayan salt, you might be putting some in your food or you might have a lamp carved out of some. But where exactly does this stuff come from and why would we want to create a bracelet out of it?
People have made countless claims on the health benefits of himalayan salt, due of the abundance of negative ions they contain. Everything from the cure to allergies to the cure for cancer, has been attributed to the salt.
Although there are clear benefits to the salt, that isn't why we choose to use it.
First of all: there are no salt mines in the Himalayas. Pink rock salt is usually mined from Pakistan or Poland. And all Himalayan salt is almost identical in quality.
The Khewra mine in pakistan holds 6.7 billion tons of salt, of which about 220 million tons is currently accessible. Khewra harvests about 400,000 tons per year, which means one mine could continue harvesting at a similar rate, without expansion, for about 550 more years! If tunnels and mining expanded further into the mountains, the supply could be nearly infinite.
The Salt mines are truly a wonder of the world, definitely a sight you have to see in person. Which is great and all but, what about the miners? The demand for the salt has caused their communities to thrive. Himalayan salt became one of the region's most valuable agricultural products.
Yet the miners (who range from young children to elders), are paid around an astonishing $1.50 a day. This is the case for almost all laborers in Pakistan. These people will live most of their lives working just to eat for the day, working just to live.
Our fair wages, is an effort to battle these conditions. We aim to start a business that will influence the rest, to create something that not only beneficial to the people living in poverty, but does something to diminish poverty to begin with.
Although we cannot change the economic state of pakistan, we can make a difference, we can drop the first domino. And It only takes one, to drop the rest.
But how does that explain why we use himalayan salt?
The salt is there to remind you of the origin, the salt is there to resemble the culture in which you are making a positive impact. In essence, the salt is a piece of the change you are making.
Risks and challenges
The goal, and what we need your help with, is being able to pay labor in pakistan a fair wage. The funding of this project will help rent a clean facility for the workers and will help cut costs on material to compensate for our higher wages. There are no production issues, we could make these bracelets as of now, but it wouldn't be in a just manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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