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We believe shawl pins should not only be beautiful. They should be interesting.
We are inspired by travel and art, ethnic and historic design and the natural world. We bring these influences into our collections and work to tell the stories that informed the shapes we produce for you. We want these stories to be part of what makes our pieces interesting and we always care whether they are beautiful. You spend time making your garments and accessories. You look for gorgeous and sensuous materials and devote your physical energy to what you create. We feel a sense of responsibility to respond to that devotion and attention by devoting and attending to the ornaments we make that help you to feel fabulous in your knitted and crocheted creations.
Handmade Fair Trade in Indonesia
length - 5 inches
wing span - 1.125 inches
We have created this Filigree Monarch shawl stick as part of our pollinator series - launched with our Filigree Honeybee knitwear jewelry collection - to celebrate the majestic beauty and to raise awareness of the threats Monarchs face.
Grow Milkweed in your garden to help save the habitat that Monarch caterpillars need in order that this species survive. Milkweed is all they eat.
Monarch butterflies are endangered. While the butterflies pollinate many flower species during their nectar foraging, Monarch caterpillars only eat Milkweed and in the United States we have lost 860 million Milkweed stems in the last decade. During this same time, the population of migratory Monarch butterflies has declined by 80% according to the US Geological Survey. Estimates are that we need as many as 1.8 billion more stems of Milkweed to restore our Monarch butterflies to healthy populations.