Wholesale FAQ

We are fashioning a better life for local refugee and immigrant women in St. Louis by
training them to produce jewelry and accessories and paying them a fair wage for
their work.
Welcome to Forai Wholesale. We are thrilled that you would consider placing the
products of our artisans in your shop and be part of their continuing story of resilience
and courage as they forge a new life for themselves and their families in their
new homeland.
Forai began in October of 2009 when our founder and her family hosted two newlyarrived
refugee families from Nepal. Jen could not stop wondering how a single
woman with little education, no English, and two school-aged children would be able
to provide for her family in our society. From this encounter, the idea was born to
“work with our hands” to create marketable crafts and produce additional income for
these families in the context of friendships “fueled by faith.”
Today we are working with twelve local artisans to produce jewelry and textiles
which affirm their dignity and worth, while meeting financial and relational needs

We are a registered 501(c)3, EIN 27-2817405

Materials: Our gold necklaces are made using 14k gold fill chain and findings,
and hammered brass.  The beads used are Ethiopian Welo opals, howlite, and kyanite.

Our silver necklaces are made using sterling silver chain, hammered silver filled wire, and silver-filled findings. The beads used are sodalite and turquoise magnesite.

Our Gold and Silver Lariats are made using silver-plated or gold color silver-plated chain,
findings, and wire wrap. Our beads are black onyx, faceted glass, fuchsite or turquoise magnesite.

Our Teardrop Earrings are made with kidney ear wires in silver-plated  or gold-plated stainless steel over base metal which is nickel compliant according to EU Nickel Directive. Our beads are black onyx, faceted glass, fuchsite or turquoise magnesite. For the wire wrap we use gold color Artistic Wire or tarnish-resistant silver Artistic Wire.

All other earrings are made from hammered brass or silver and use fishhook ear wires which are 14k gold filled or sterling silver filled. Our beads are amazonite, aqua chalcedony, black onyx, rose quartz, smoky quartz glass, and sodalite.

Our bangles are made from hammered brass or silver. Our beads are amazonite, Czech glass, druzy quartz, lapis, or sodalite.

Required for all first time orders:
Shop information - name, phone number, email address, shipping and billing address,
and Missouri Tax ID Number (out of state buyers do not need to fill out Form 149).
Ordering: Orders can be placed by emailing foraistlouis@gmail.com. An invoice will
be generated and emailed back to the retailer.
Payment: Pre-payment via credit card or check or money order is required for all
shipped orders. Forai accepts all major credit cards. Local orders may be paid upon
delivery of items by check, cash or credit card (check or cash preferred).
Order Minimum: First order $150.
Shipping: Delivery is free for local orders. Shipping fees paid for by retailer. We ship
Lead Time: Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for wholesale orders. Each piece is handmade.
Returns and Exchanges: If you are not satisfied with your order, jewelry may be returned
up to 7 days after purchase for exchange or credit. Please email
foraistlouis@gmail.com about your request. Shipping on returned/exchanged items is
to be paid by the customer and must be sent back with tracking. Any returned jewelry
should be unworn and in its original condition. Forai is not responsible for items
lost or damaged in transit.

www.forai.org - 314-308-5620 - foraistlouis@gmail.com