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Styling Video: How to Wear Callia’s Aja Convertible

Sustainable Fashion & The Slow Fashion Movement

Callia is part of the sustainable fashion movement, which includes promoting “Slow Fashion”. (Read more about the sustainable fashion movement here.)

To promote Slow Fashion, Callia is heavily focused on creating multi-function designs, which are a cornerstone of our brand. A single piece that wears multiple ways is good for both your wallet and the environment. It also takes a page from the play book of the African women behind Callia’s brand, and encourages you to think creatively about how you can do less with more!

Introducing Aja

A new rising star among Callia Jewelry’s multifunction pieces is our Aja Convertible Y Necklace and Wrap Bracelet. It takes its name from Yoruba mythology in Nigeria. Aja is the goddess of the forest.

How to Wear It

Callia Jewelry’s Aja Convertible Y Necklace and Wrap Bracelet wears as a necklace, bracelet, anklet or headband! This perfect gift piece is versatile and easy to wear with any outfit, including festival fashion.

As a Y necklace, this clever little cord adjusts to 4 different lengths to compliment any body type or neckline.  As a wrap bracelet or anklet, it creates the perfect low-key accessory to match any outfit. And as a headband, it adds a bit of whimsy to any bohemian look.

What It’s Made Of

The Aja Convertible Y necklace comes in natural woven hand-carved seashell sequins (shown here), as well as natural clay “termite beads”, or organic black or brown papyrus seed. It features a hand-cast recycled brass “Rising Sun” or “Rising Moon” charm.

Callia’s Social Mission

Callia is an ethical jewelry brand that applies fair trade principals to empower low-income women in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. Callia Jewelry trains rural women’s associations to produce and supply organic beads. It then trains urban women artisans to design and craft these beads into high-end, handmade beaded jewelry. These women also participate in technical training on production and design, to develop their professional skills. Callia’s jewelry is empowering a new generation of African women artisans to drive social and economic change. Each piece of Callia Jewelry that you buy generates income that enables Callia’s women suppliers and artisans to support their families.

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