3 Ethical Jewelry Brands Making a Difference
So many of us are becoming more conscious of the environmental and ethical impact of fashion. But, have you considered your jewelry?
We’re always on the look out for beautiful jewelry from ethical makers and companies that our rooted in purpose. We’ve sourced ethical jewelry brands and artisans creating beautiful collections for a cause.
We love to feature these jewelry brands and social enterprises doing incredible work to sustainably end cycles of poverty within some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities by empowering artisans and persevering traditional crafts.
Here are three ethical jewelry companies making a difference.
Purpose Jewelry is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from sex trafficking. Every Purpose purchase provides freedom, dignity and hope for these amazing artisans.
Purpose has worked with hundreds of young women around the world for the past 10 years. The art of jewelry making paired with holistic care ensures every artisan receives freedom and hope for the future. Holistic care is provided through our non-profit, International Sanctuary, and includes education, health care, and counseling. Our program provides every artisan with the life skills and opportunities to succeed.
In Uganda, "tuli" means "we are." Tuli Jewelry fights poverty by creating sustainable jobs in East Africa. Every product is lovingly handmade by our talented, tenacious artisan partners and provides them a stable, living wage.
While Tuli is obsessed with elevated design and quality, this means more than just jewelry. “We are empowerment. We believe that charitable efforts, while noble, do not provide a long-term solution to poverty. Instead, economic development and job growth are the key to eliminating poverty for good. Our mission at Tuli is to create steady, fair-waged jobs for our partner artisans in Uganda and Kenya.”
Through their work with Tuli, artisans are able to feed their families, educate their children, and rise out of poverty. Tuli is all about long-term solutions. Rather than enacting temporary relief efforts, your purchase creates long-term jobs and steady incomes to break the cycle of poverty. Their partners in Uganda are empowered to create their own futures.
Ethic Goods provides economic empowerment for women rescued from human trafficking, and those at risk of exploitation. Ethic Goods work with artisans to design each line, and while they are designers by trade, their real mission is to use what they love (fashion!) to help women across the globe heal, step into their potential, and leave a great legacy for their kids.
Each piece is handcrafted by the woman it helps employ. And by wearing Ethics Goods, you become a meaningful part or her story, and give freedom to women around the world. The company partners with non-profits that provide holistic care, focus on strengthening the family unit, and have demonstrated a community centered approach. Through the work, these magnificent ladies develop their business skills which empowers them and gives them the opportunity to provide for their families and set their children on a new, hope-filled path.
The women at Ethic Goods and the artisans they work with inspire us to live a beautiful life, regardless of what’s happened. We think their courageous, adventurous, and resilient spirit embedded in each piece, is contagious!