Fair Trade Bridal Jewelry

2 Aug

Fair Trade Bridal Jewelry

Whenever jewelry or jewelry components (all those parts and pieces like wire, earring hooks, and beads needed to construct the jewelry) are imported, a red flag goes up because it is well-known that the fashion industry, and this includes jewelry and other accessories, has not always had the greatest track record when it comes to fair-trade issues.

Therefore, it is refreshing to find a company who considers this a priority when locating jewelry to resell. The Lucina Company is all over this, and has even gotten some press about it:

Local jewelry company Lucina (www.lucinacompany.com) also will show its wares [at Portland Fashion Week]. The year-old company finds fair-trade imports from artisans in developing countries and then matches them with American designers who craft the final products.

The raw materials include gemstones carved by women in Afghanistan who are recovering from the effects of war, mohair scarves woven by women weavers in Rwanda and silver chains from a fair-trade workshop in bali.

Lucian has all kinds of jewelry, but I especially enjoyed their bridal jewelry since it a little different than the traditional jewelry we are so used to for brides.

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Cluster Hoop Earrings in White
Sterling silver hoops showcase a cluster of white tagua nut barrels and faceted Austrian crystals. Made with Cooperativa Tagua beads from Ecuador

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Pearl Wrap Necklace/Bracelet
Hand forged Ethiopian Recycled Silver Chain with 8mm Ivory Freshwater Pearls. Sterling silver components. 60 inches long. Wear wrapped multiple times, long, or as a bracelet.

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Crema Pearl Necklace
Lustrous cream-colored tagua loops on gold-fill chain with luminous accents of yellow chalcedony, freshwater bronze-toned pearl and mother of pearl.

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No Responses to “Fair Trade Bridal Jewelry”

  1. Marc Choyt February 26, 2007 at 6:56 pm #

    As a manufacturer with 3000 inventory pieces, I know that Fair Trade jewelry is a complex issue. I am a mainstream jewelry manufacturer attending major trade shows. See my website, http://www.celticjewelry.com which discusses what we have done to bring fair trade products to our customers.

  2. Mocrael March 20, 2007 at 3:30 pm #

    Jolica is also shares the “Art of Giving” with its Fair Trade jewellery and accessories, supporting artisans from around the world. Check out my blog, MocraGifts – Fair Trade:
    http://mocragifts.blogspot.com/ There are a lot of beautiful gifts for the Bride, her bridesmaids, and even for the Groom, his best man, and ushers. Do a world of good, today.

  3. Mocrael November 20, 2007 at 3:18 pm #

    My old blog has been corrupted. This is the link to my new blog MocraGifts – Jolica Fair Trade Goods

    http://jolica-mocragifts.blogspot.com/

  4. Mocrael March 20, 2007 at 3:50 pm #

    There was an error if you tried to reach my website. If clicking on my name does not work, you can reach it through my blog site, clicking on “My Jolica – The Art of Giving” on the side bar. Thanks.

  5. MocraGifts January 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    Jolica shares the ‘Art of Giving’ by empowering women in North American and around the world. Discover our Collection of unique, handcrafted pieces from around the world – from stunning sterling silver to funky glass jewelry, from supple leather handbags to colorfully embroidered totes.

    Every gift from the Jolica Collection supports artisans, their families and communities in developing countries around the globe! Discover the opportunity that is helping North American women achieve their dreams.

    Explore Jolica and Discover the Art of Giving! Do a world of good today. Thank you.

  6. sarah byrnes March 13, 2009 at 6:41 am #

    The Little Feet Company has a beautiful range of handmade fair trade jewellery made from vietnam, it is a social business that donates 30% of our profits directly back to orphanages in Vietnam.

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