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by Jenny Krauss $65.00
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Spin Me Bright Round

Featuring an original design by Jenny Krauss, this handcrafted piece dances with the vibrant colors and fantastic textures of needlework by fair trade artisans in Peru. Each belt combines classic and modern aesthetics to create a lasting hybrid design. The rust-proof buckle is sealed with a silver patina, composed of a zinc, aluminum, magnesium, and copper combination. Designed by Jenny Krauss. Handmade in Peru.

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Handmade
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Item ID
21533
Made from
100% wool, aluminum, copper, magnesium
Measurements
small fits waist sizes: 23-31"; medium fits waist sizes: 28"-37"; large fits waist sizes: 34-43"; 2" W
Notes
Length from tip to tip: small 35", medium 41", large 47".
*Due to their handmade nature, belts may vary in length up to one inch.*
Care: dry clean only.
  • the maker
Jenny Krauss

Jenny Krauss

Here's the thing about Jenny Krauss' company: it's not about her. Jenny began making baby and home gifts 20 years ago, but has spent the last 10 years providing work for Bolivian and Peruvian artisans, often women with exceptional skills and few options for work.

"The women are often the sole support for their families and the work they do for me has not only helped them financially, but psychologically as well. They speak to me about lack of opportunity and how meaningful it is to create something they can sell. It's a joy to visit them and see changes in their lives."

When she started her company in 1999, Jenny didn't know a thing about business. She had studied art and design. "I didn't have a big plan for my life, but I'm happy that things turned out the way they did. I always knew I'd be involved with creativity and beautiful things.

These days Jenny lives in New York and enjoys designing new products and visiting artisans. "Office work is a drag." She travels to Bolivia and Peru to meet with Fair Trade artisans and to provide them with new projects. "It's important to give and empower those less fortunate. Most people don't have a lot of opportunity to better their lives, so it feels good to be able to contribute something empowering and sustainable."

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (14)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (13)
  • Travel (10)
  • School (6)
  • Office (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (7), Trendy/stylish dresser (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (9), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (6), Other (3)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

LOVE. LOVE the belt!!!!

By 

from Ellwood city, PA

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

    Truly beautiful embroidery and love the colors........it's like wearing a work of art on your already favorite blue jeans......like icing on the cake!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Sizing off

    By 

    from DENVER CO

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

    Pretty belt, but size was off. Wear size 4-6 and ordered small. No way this belt would fit with jeans .

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    It goes with everything!

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Office
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

      I wear this belt almost everyday because it goes with any color or style. It is comfortable and unique. Not a day passes when someone doesn't compliment me on this stylish belt. I cannot wait to purchase another.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Well Received

      By 

      from New York

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stylish
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Office

        Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

        My 20-something, "artsy" niece was very happy with this gift. She is planning to use it for both business and casual occasions.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous

        By 

        from Los Altos, CA

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Eyecatching
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Dress up jeans
          • Office
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

          I love this belt it is so colorful and unique. Great to jazz up a dull plain outfit. It is sturdy and well made. I am so pleased.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No, No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful and Unique Belt

          By 

          from Glastonbury, CT

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Stylish
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Office
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

            Love this beautiful belt. It snazzes up any outfit.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Prompt delivery arrived in perfect condition.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Belt!

            By 

            from NY, NY

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Stylish
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Travel

              Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

              Love this belt! It is perfect with jeans and even more formal pants. Has so many colors, it goes with almost everything

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fun belt

              By 

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Stylish
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Travel

                Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

                I have enjoyed wearing it and have received lots of compliments! The only issue is that the smaller or knobby pieces of embroidery get a little loose due to the buckle moving over it. It does run a bit big. Just be careful and enjoy!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great eye-catching belt!

                By 

                from Florence, SC

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Office
                  • Travel

                  Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

                  Loved this belt on a friend, and I ordered one that night after finding out where she ordered hers! It is very eye-catching, and I get tons of compliments on it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Vivid Colors It Is Not

                  By 

                  from Pella, IA

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Pros

                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear

                    Comments about EMBROIDERED PAISLEY BELT:

                    I had seen these Peruvian belts in several catalogs received before the holidays, each one different, as described and understood, all embroidered with bright, vivid colors; however, the one I ended up receiving, though colorful, was of duller more subdued colors, pale blue, deep teal, mauve, olive, gold, tan, burnt orange ... not one single red, hot pink, bright yellow or orange, chartreuse, etc. Against a deep black background, these embroidered colors did not appeal to me as those I saw in the catalogs. I was also disappointed that the width of the belt did not fit the loops on three pairs of my jeans, the belt being a tad bit too wide. Sadly, I returned and did not request an exchange. Perhaps I'll look at purchasing one on a fututre trip to Peru.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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