In the lead up to Fashion Revolution week, we marked the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, which killed 1,134 people and injured over 2,400 people in a clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh. That incident brought a huge focus to labour practices within the fashion industry, and in the spirit of bringing more transparency to customers, we are sharing the stories of the people behind our jewellery.
It all starts in our London studio, mood boards are thrown together and sketches are drawn. Once the idea has been discussed and refined, the sketches are then transformed into a technical drawing, which is sent off to one of our workshops, either in Thailand or India.
Our Thai workshop is based in a town just south of Chiang Mai. Run by a father and son duo, the workshop have specialised in jewellery production for 25 years. The local artisans have worked there for over 10 years, and have flexible working hours, good living wages, benefits and regular training.
Our partner Indian workshop is based in Jaipur in the craft region of Rajasthan. Set up with the mission to promote the economic and social well being of the silver artisans, they also founded the charity which helps underprivileged and marginalised artisans to become self-sustainable.
Our jewels are handcrafted with traditional methods that have been passed down through generations of artisan communities. In the Indian workshop, most pieces are hand cast using the ancient technique of lost wax casting and finished by hand. This is followed by a back and forth process in order to refine the design, which can take up to 4 weeks.
Once we are happy with the final design, it will go into production. Finally they are sent back to us in London, where they are beautifully packaged and delivered to you, to become a cherished addition to your jewellery box.
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