What a cool company! Andean Collection is a preeminent brand of accessories, with a social mission that's as inspiring as its aesthetics. Designed in New York City and handcrafted by artisans in Ecuador, this jewelry truly fuses sustainability and style. Founder Amanda Judge created the company after doing field research for a Masters' thesis on poverty reduction in rural South America. She concluded that the biggest opportunity for sustainable economic growth was in jewelry making. Not only did Ecuador have a long, rich history of handcrafting jewelry out of rainforest seeds, but there was also a global demand for well-made, one of-kind pieces. Now partnering with over 65 artisans across 8 fair trade workshops, these amazing pieces make you look good and feel good.