The Andean Collection (AC) is a New York-based accessories company that creates fair trade and eco-friendly pieces, designed collaboratively by NYC designers and indigenous artisans of Ecuador. AC's on trend jewelry is sold in over 1,500 locations worldwide, including specialty stores such as Anthropologie. The underlying goal behind the AC is to provide a path out of poverty for its network of artisans and their families. Social programs are carried out through its non-profit arm, the Andean Project, which is funded by a portion of the AC's profits and individual donations. To learn more, please visit www.theandeancollection.com.