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Inside the Jenny Bird x Far & Wide Collective collab

Artist Zoë Buckman models a piece from the Jenny Bird x Far + Wide collaboration.  Author: Liz Guber

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This stylish jewellery collab makes a difference

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The Canadian designer partnered with online social enterprise platform Far + Wide Collective on a new jewellery line. Did we mention there are chokers? 

“People tell me I’m a compliment maker,” says jewellery designer Jenny Bird. But her latest collaboration does more than elicit flattery. Bird worked with Far + Wide Collective, an online platform that connects artisans in emerging economies with global shoppers, on an 11-piece jewellery collection created by seven groups of makers at the Turquoise Mountain Institute in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Most of the pieces feature a circular horizon motif inlaid with lapis or black tourmaline. Running her thumb over the circular motif, Bird praises the extraordinary handiwork and explains the meaning of the design: “The circle represents the world, with me standing on the shores of Canada looking over to Afghanistan across the ocean, connected to the artisans there.”

Available at farandwidecollective.com and Nordstrom.

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Jenny Bird x Far + Wide Stories Cuff Bracelet ($115), at farandwidecollective.com. 

 

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Jenny Bird x Far + Wide Together We Stand Collar Necklace ($372.91), at shop.nordstom.com. 

 

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Jenny Bird x Far + Wide Revival Ear Jackets ($95), at farandwidecollective.com. 

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Jenny Bird x Far + Wide Stories Choker ($120), at farandwidecollective.com.

 

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