Teak Quill Threader
The Earring of the Season: the striking Teak Quill Threader is a drop-style earring with a brass cap and finished with ethically-sourced wood.
The Teak Quill Threaders are handmade in Kenya with recycled brass and sustainably-sourced Sudanese Teak. As they are made from natural materials, the Teak Quill Threaders are one-of-a-kind and colour may vary.
What We Love About It
These beautiful earrings lift a neutral outfit to a new level. We love the spike design - wooden jewellery is so unique and elegant. You'll wear these all Summer.
These earrings are made by Kenyan artisans 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
Length: 7.5 cm
Material: Upcycled Brass and 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: $10 flat rate shipping. Free shipping on orders over $150
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.