Helping to safeguard our environment little by little, I have the pleasure to announce that I am one of the first 100 jewellers to have joined the Fair Luxury Pledge 2021! I am number 58, to be precice.
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Jewellery is bought, displayed and passed on as a token of love, a reflection of our personalities or as means of communicating power and wealth. Though beautiful and sparkly on the surface, sadly jewellery is often tarnished by its journey into fruition, via supply chains that harbour social injustice and perpetuate environmental destruction.
Through the jewellery we create and the ways we run our businesses, those who make the Fair Luxury Pledge each promise to:
Conserve and restore the environment
Work in a way that is responsible, transparent and accountable
Play a role in educating and empowering others
Making a gold ingot by recycling gold © Catherine Marche
We know that when jewellery is produced responsibly it can provide sustainable livelihoods for all involved – from the miners of raw materials right through the supply chain to the ultimate designer or retailer of the finished piece.
As individual designers, makers, traders and educators we’ve pledged to make changes and business decisions that are driven by more than just profit. In every aspect of our work we seek to ensure that we are achieving and maintaining a safe, sustainable and just industry for all. We dream of one day casting our minds back and feeling proud to place ourselves at the core of the revolution that transformed the jewellery trade for good.
We are each at a different stage in our journey towards responsible business, but we are all working on it. No matter how big or small, our collective actions will change the world.
Every little effort is a step in the righht direction. Together, we make impactful changes.
To learn more and get involved, www.fairluxury.co.uk