Gilded Paddle Hoops - Wood
The Gilded Paddle Hoops are the statement earrings of the season. The stunning hoops feature an open-ended, flat hoop silhouette wrapped in a luxe brass setting.
The Gilded Paddle Hoops are handcrafted in recycled brass and sustainably sourced Sudanese Teak. As they are made from natural materials, the Gilded Paddle Hoops are one-of-a-kind and colour may vary.
What We Love About It
The Gilded Paddle Hoops are surprising light to wear and are a real knockout - they look incredible when wearing white and neutral colours.
These earrings are made by artisans in Kenya using traditional techniques. We love how each piece carries the unique signature of its maker - no pair is the same as another.
Soko don’t plate the brass so their products are easy to clean - and you don’t need to worry about the colour wearing off.
Things to Know
Size: 4.5 cm diameter
Material: 100% Upcycled Brass with Sustainably Sourced Sudanese Teak
Made in: Kenya by Soko
Care: Since brass is a natural alloy it will gradually patina with exposure to oxygen and moisture. If you prefer a bright sheen, simply polish your Soko pieces with a brass cleaner (like Brasso) and a soft cloth or paper towel.
Shipping: $13 flat rate shipping. Free shipping on orders over $200
The Story Behind It
Soko seeks to redefine the aesthetics of ethical fashion by creating modern accessories that appeal to the urban woman. Founders Gwendolyn Floyd, Catherine Mahugu and Ella Peinovich established Soko in Nairobi, Kenya, with the aim of shifting the perception of ethical fashion and promote conscious consumerism.
Soko collections are inspired by architecture and traditional tribal designs, creating a strong yet minimal aesthetic. Their artisans use locally sourced and eco-friendly materials whenever possible, such as recycled brass and reclaimed cow horn and bone.
Soko believes that for something to be beautiful, the system that created it must also be beautiful. Using new digital platforms and mobile technology, they are pioneering ethical fashion by aligning handmade talent from emerging markets with the international fashion consumer. Soko works with artisan entrepreneurs every day to build their businesses, improve production capacity and sustainably increase their income.