The demand for sustainable and ethical fashion pieces is higher than it has ever been before, whether it’s consumers being more conscious of what they buy and the brands they support, or designers themselves changing the way they source and create their products.
Have you ever thought about the ethics behind all of your favourite jewellery pieces? From everything, including where and how the materials are sourced – especially diamonds, to if the workers are treated fairly?
That’s why I’m here with your guide highlighting some of the best ethical jewellery brands, with the perfect gifts for loved ones (or if you just want to treat yourself).
Alice Gwyneth Jewellery
Alice Gwyneth Jewellery is UK based brand that was founded by Alice Gwyneth and launched in 2018. The brand specialises in the sustainable and ethical design of jewellery and homeware, with each and every piece being handmade by Alice herself. Everything is made to order, guaranteeing no stock or material wastage. Using the lost art of wax casing to create her collections, Alice only makes her jewellery from eco sterling silver and recycled gold and brass.
To shop and find out more, visit https://alicegwyneth.com
Milly Grace creates high quality and responsibly made pieces at an affordable price. She only works with ethically sourced suppliers and has FSC certified recyclable branded packaging. Working towards a circular economy, she sources recycled 925 silver (from unwanted jewellery or unused electronic and medical equipment).
Visit https://millygrace.co.uk to shop the range and learn more.
Wolf & Gypsy
A Manchester based jewellery brand with a desire to make a positive change with their handmade jewellery pieces. The brand source recycled silver and gold and only use recycled precious metals and conflict-free gemstones. Each and every item is designed in the UK by the female founder Tori Shay, and handcrafted by artisans in an ethical workshop in India. They are also a member of 1% for the planet, meaning that Wolf & Gypsy donate 1% of their earnings to sustainable non-profit charities.
To shop the range, visit https://wolfandzephyr.com/collections/new-arrivals
Toronto based jewellery company Mejuri offer stylish, contemporary pieces that are handcrafted by specialising jewellers from around the world (including India, South Korea, Italy and more) without the luxury price tag. They only use ethically sourced diamonds from suppliers who follow conflict-free practices, as well as other materials such as, cultured freshwater pearls and genuine mineral stones. Everything is produced in small quantities to minimise wastage, with new arrivals every Monday.
To shop and learn more, visit https://mejuri.com/gb/en/