“Buy less, choose well”. This was said by British avant-garde fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood in 2013. Since then, with greater growing concerns over climate change, fast fashion, and exploitation, consumers are becoming more conscious of their choices.
We think more about who we buy from and who it impacts, and more and more companies are creating ethical brands and supporting causes.
The jewelry industry is undoubtedly one of the largest in the world. Billions of dollars are spent every year on beautiful pieces from a host of brands and designers. Among them are brands selling jewelry that benefits charity and jewelry that gives back to society in various forms.
Here are some examples of jewelry that supports a cause:
1. Satya Jewelry Reflects Global Diversity
Satya Jewelry is a brand created by the Satya Foundation, an organization that helps different children’s groups and children’s charities all over the world.
Their goal is to create modern jewelry that has a powerful message and meaning behind it. They are generally regarded as one of the very best jewelry companies that give back.
Their range features many global cultural influences and references, reflecting the diversity of the causes they support as well as modern tastes and trends. Jewelry is made from a huge range of materials including precious metals, base metals, gems, and stones.
2. Make Your Wristbands – Jewelry That Supports A Cause
A more obvious wear to show support for a cause is to wear a wristband. A veteran-owned business, Make Your Wristbands is one of the best ways to promote a charity through jewelry.
The rubber bands are custom made with the name or message of choice but there are various forms including a choice of sizes. As well as the standard embossed band, they can be debossed, ink-filled, screen-printed, double-layered, and laser made.
Bracelets for charity causes are one of the most fashionable and easy ways to get conversations started!
Looking for ways to wear your new jewelry? Check out our piece on layering necklaces for some ideas!
3. Faire Collection – A Social Enterprise Supporting Artisans
Initially created by Amanda Judge, Faire Collection supports disadvantaged artisans. The inspiration came from Ecuador and the original brand was called The Andean Collection, selling items made from beads handcrafted in Ecuadorian homes.
Today, artisans extend from Ecuador to Vietnam and are formally employed with the benefits employment brings. A percentage of all sales also goes to the artisans in the form of a Community Impact Fund.
Jewelry is made from local resources and reflects the heritage of the artisans but with modern, architectural, and eye-catching designs.
Give a Gift and Give Back
Whether you are buying for yourself or as a gift, jewelry that supports a cause is a conscious choice you can feel good about. Whether you want to support a local or far-flung community, help the disadvantaged, or provide aid to children in need, there are jewelry brands out there.
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