These Organic Teak Wood earrings are imported from Thailand. Natural Wood Earring pairs are individually handmade and polished. Each of our handcrafted pieces is carefully measured to be sure the gauge sizes are correct before passing quality control. They are packaged and delivered in matching pairs.
Woods we use are mostly old season pieces rescued from building demolition sites around northern Thailand. Besides being environmentally friendly old season woods have more character and polish to a beautiful satin luster.
Some wood species can cause reactions when worn so we test each wood type before using them in our jewelry.
We purchase our organic earrings and plugs from a company that employs people aged 16 years and over only and gives some of the simpler work like sanding and hand polishing to older retired people who can no longer do the back breaking work required in the rice fields. This helps many families financially as they normally have the burden of looking after their retired parents [no social security in South Thailand I’m afraid]
This means retired folks can do some work at home piecemeal with the satisfaction of knowing they are alleviating the family’s financial burden + learn some basic crafts.
We recommend cleaning organics with a small amount of water and a natural soap.
Dry immediately after cleaning with clean cotton cloth. Do not dry them in direct sunlight.
To restore the luster, polish with bees wax and a cotton cloth. Any small nicks or scratches can be sanded with 1000 grit sand paper. Polish with natural bees wax with a little fine sand mixed into it if you wish and a cotton cloth.
Organics are known to significantly reduce ‘ear grundge’ compared to steel, plastic or silicone etc and have a naturally warm feel.
We recommend wearing them in healed piercings.