Lately, we’ve been discovering some of the world’s most amazing ethical jewellery brands. They’re beautiful not only in their sleek and classic designs, but because these labels truly put their hearts into creating and maintaining ethical standards. Here is a list of our top 5 favourites that you’ll fall in love with as quickly as we did.
SeeMe - SeeMe was born after Caterina Occhio, a former Un worker, discovered that single mothers in the Middle East and North Africa were ostracized from their communities, were unable to get married or even work. SeeMe was created to employ these women, teach them the craft of jewellery making with ancient Tunisian techniques, and secure a workplace for them and the future of their families.
ARTICLE22 - From the beginning, we have loved ARTICLE22 because of their mission to transform stories of negative into positive. They make their ethical recycled jewellery by safely acquiring metal from undetonated bombs and employing local Laotian artisans for the job - a stunning craft from bomb to bracelet.
The Giving Keys - The Giving Keys is unique not only in its backstory, but also in its ethics. The artisans who assemble each piece of jewellery are individuals transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles, and the keys used are all recycled pieces. Buying a piece from The Giving Keys means you’re helping people support themselves with a beautifully made piece of unique jewellery.
Loup & Co. - This “Find Your Way” necklace from Loup & Co. signifies two special things: it symbolizes the idea that each individual has to find their own path in life, and that each choice affects that; and, it gives a full week of shelter, support and security to a young girl in East Africa. Your path, helping to shaping hers.
Linnie Mclarty - Award-winning designer and artist Linnie Mclarty works ethically and responsibly to make her line of edgy jewellery. As one of the first licensees in the world for certified fair-trade, fair-mined, ecological gold, she ensures fair wages for the miners and doesn’t involve child labour. Did we mention she also works with 100% recycled silver, and uses responsibly sourced gemstones? Stylish and sustainable at it’s best.