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Tumi Jewellery
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Welcome to the Tumi Latin Crafts fair trade jewellery and beads site. All our products are fair trade, bought directly from the gifted artisans who make them. We specialise in hand made quality items from Mexico and Latin America including 925 sterling silver Mexican jewellery; rainforest and tagua ranges from Peru and Ecuador, hand painted bead earrings, bracelets and necklaces from Peru and much more. Our fair trade bead ranges include a huge variety of hand painted Peruvian clay beads, acai beads from the Amazon, glass beads in wonderful colour ranges from India.

Tumi was founded by Mo Fini. In 1978 he went to South America for the first time. After a year of travelling he fell in love with the land and its people and developed an affinity with the weavers of the continent. When he returned he founded Tumi, an import business specialising in fair trade arts and crafts from Latin America to Europe. Within a few years Tumi grew into the largest Latin American fair trade import business employing around a thousand people.

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As the current recession took hold Tumi was forced gradually to close all the retail outlets leaving only the wholesale distribution. In early 2012 the wholesale distribution was sold off leaving Mo Fini and his wife Lucy Davies with the Latin American jewellery side of the business, hoping that this new project would give us more freedom and a chance to remain in contact with some of those people we have known over 35 years.

Tumi’s focus has not only been incorporating the business side of Latin America but also the social, cultural and political aspects of the continent together with an understanding of the life of the Latin American people. We have achieved this through exhibitions, writing and publishing various books and magazines and making educational videos and documentaries. (For further details please visit www.mofini.com) In recognition of these efforts Tumi received the World Award for Effective Communication from the Centre for World Development Education in London and Mo Fini was also shortlisted for the World Vision Award by the same organisation. Today we look forward to starting this new venture working mostly with small producers in Mexico with silver jewellery, in Ecuador with rainforest and tagua jewellery, in Peru with hand painted beads, feather and organic acai seeds from the Amazon basin as well as jewellery and beads from Chile, Argentina and India.

Now, 35 years on, as we have grown older so too have the craftsmen of yesterday, with their children, the new generation, taking over the successful craftsmanship from their parents. All this would not have been possible without the continued support from people like you who have supported not only us but also helped towards the success stories of the small producer and family groups all over Latin America.

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Mo Fini and Lucy Davies


Tumi Limited. Registered in Uk No: 2246969.
Ms Lucy Davies
Registered Office: Mill Cottage
St Catherine
BA1 8EU Bath
United Kingdom
Phone: 01225 858545

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Our products

As our products are all individually hand made they may vary slightly from the photographs on this website

Our Prices

Please note that our prices do not include VAT

Returns

Please note that for hygiene reasons we are unable to accept returns of any of our earrings.

For all other products if you are unhappy with your purchase or just change your mind you can return it to us, unused and unworn, in the original packaging and we will either refund you or exchange it for something else.

You have up to 10 days after receipt to return any item but please email us first with your reason. You will need to pay for the return postage unless the item is damaged or faulty. In this case please let us know by email as soon as you receive the item.

Delivery

We dispatch items via royal mail and the following fixed charges apply:

UK: £3.95 - For UK orders of £20 or over postage is free

Europe: £6.00

Rest of the World: £10.00

Orders are sent via Royal Mail and will normally be dispatched within 2 working days of receiving your order and delivery within the UK is 7 days, however Tumi cannot be held responsible for delays or non delivery due to circumstances beyond our control.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.

Gift vouchers can be used as part payment for products on the website if you wish to spend more than the voucher is worth. However, if you spend less than the voucher is worth the remaining balance will be lost. Please note that the relevant delivery charge will also be charged within the amount of the gift voucher. If goods purchased with a gift voucher need to be returned you will be refunded with a new gift voucher.


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