This silver plated feather bracelet with blue stone is made by artisans in Mexico working with UPA. UPA’s quality jewellery is made from alpacca then coated with silver. The tools used to make the jewellery have remained simple and unchanged over the decades.
Unión Progresista Artesanal (UPA)
Unión Progresista Artesanal (UPA) is a small co-operative made up of 12 members who are silver smiths, the main industry in the Mexican rural village of Taxco el Viejo. The co-operative was established to bypass middlemen and help villagers work collectively to raise their incomes through co-operation, self-improvement and community development.Read more
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