Styling Video: How to Wear Callia’s Waresa Lariat
Sustainable Fashion & The Slow Fashion Movement
It is important to Callia to fight the devastating social and environmental impact of fast fashion. In order to promote “Slow Fashion” (learn more about that movement here.)
Callia’s signature designs are multi-function. A single piece that wears multiple ways is good for both your wallet and the environment. An homage to the resourcefulness of the African women behind our brand, these pieces teach us to do less with more. They also encourage creative styling, allowing you to create a look that is all your own!
Callia Jewelry’s Waresa Lariat takes its name from Mbaba Mwana Waresa. She is the Zulu goddess of fertility, rainbows and beer. And the award for best goddess job EVER goes to…
How to Wear It
This boho chic statement necklace wears countless different ways as a necklace or belt. As a necklace, it wears different lengths and shapes on the chest or the back, and transitions seamlessly from day to night.
In our favorite form, it creates the elegant lines of both a choker and a long necklace. The pendants elongate the body and create a slimming affect. The choker emphasizes a slender neck and creates a youthful touch. Get even more creative and wear the Waresa lariat as a belt! It elegantly highlights the waist and adds a touch of bohemian sophistication to any basic dress or high-waisted skirt.
What It’s Made Of
Callia Jewelry’s Waresa Lariat comes in organic papyrus seed or hand-carved natural seashell sequins. Both styles feature hand-cast recycled brass.
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.