Who are our producers?
and upcycles vintage silk kimonos from Kyoto, the former imperial capital in
Japan which is steeped in history. All kimonos are carefully washed before
being de-constructed to prepare for them for being upcycled into stunning new
products. Each Studio Kimono product is truly unique with an individual character
reminiscent of a bygone era.
traditional skills and local materials as much as possible, aiming to encourage
empowerment through work for the individual producers who make their products. Each
product is brought to life in various charity handicraft units or WFTO producer
groups that employ local people that may be affected by discrimination or
disabilities, providing an income for themselves and their families according
to fair trade principles.
The majority of Lua products are designed in the UK and are brought to life
through the talents of our artisans in Vietnam. They pay a fair price for
all products as agreed with their suppliers which ensures the workers
themselves are paid a fair wage and enjoy good working conditions.
their products are hand-made by women working either in a small, light
workshop on the outskirts of Hanoi or at home so that they can work around
family commitments. The workers are paid sick leave and, health
insurance is provided for older workers. Bonuses are paid after each
season and, in summer, a holiday to the beach is organised for all the workers
and their families. The regular work provided enables women from largely
rice farming rural areas to improve their families’ living conditions and
to send their children to school and possibly even higher education.
This jewellery collection is ethically sourced and handmade by professional jewellery workers in a safe and happy working environment. It is a unique combination of Zinc, Copper and Aluminium - commonly known as Zamac. Each individual piece is then silver-plated.
Their jewellery is guaranteed Lead and Nickel
free, tested by the Assay office in Birmingham regularly.
Collaborates with artisans around the world to create stylish, desirable
handmade jewellery. Born out of first hand contact with real people in the
developing world and the recognition that in order for small fair trade
projects to be sustainable, they need a long-term route to market for their
Just Trade now works with eight groups of artisans in Peru, Ecuador and India. Combining traditional craft skills and materials with expert knowledge of contemporary jewellery made with care and skill from locally-sourced and ethical materials where possible.
Kate Hamilton Hunter Studios
Produces beautiful, delicate hand-made jewellery,
fashioned from all kinds of modern and vintage tins including biscuit, toffee,
tea and cake tins. All their jewellery is designed and made in North
They upcycle these
into dainty jewellery, finished to a high standard by a team of talented
jewellery-makers with sterling silver and genuine Swarovski crystals. They also
have a recycled aluminium collection.
Sift through a tidal wave of second-hand products to bring you the very best in trend-led vintage fashion. Crafted from reclaimed materials, this growing line of accessories aligns their passion for original design with a mounting concern for declining global resources. They’re hoarders at heart, with a mission of recycling at their core.
Hiro & Wolf
Are based between East London and East Africa, giving traditional craft
modern appeal by combining a minimalist aesthetic. Their jewellery is designed
and made in collaboration with small-scale artisans and Fair Trade groups,
empowering women and families.
Working with natural, locally-sourced materials
such as ceramics, wood and horn – as well as recycled brass and aluminium –
each design has its own story to tell. One such group offers people with
physical disabilities the opportunity for better livelihoods through training