Pangea Exchange originally launched as Gray Hemlock, an online marketplace for fashion accessories that were affordable, trendy & high quality. One evening, our founder, Fitz stumbled upon the documentary, "The True Cost" (Click here for info on the film) on Netflix. This film highlights the unfortunate reality that the vast majority of the fashion items that we all wear are produced in sweatshops with stunningly low wages (around $3 a day), absolutely deplorable working conditions and frequent child labor.
Fitz realized that it was possible that the beautiful items that Gray Hemlock was selling were produced in the same jaw dropping conditions that were highlighted in the film. At that moment, Fitz decided to change the direction of our business. We committed to searching the globe to find a range of gorgeous, socially responsible jewelry that is truly affordable, and most importantly significantly impacts the lives of the artisans that meticulously craft each piece! (Learn More About Our Product Production Standards Here)
Hence, Pangea Exchange emerged & we exclusively list items that are made through fair wages, proper working conditions, no child labor & empowerment programs that are custom tailored to address the specific needs of each artisan community!
If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to chat with Fitz, shoot him an email & HE WILL get in touch ASAP: Fitz@PangeaEx.com