Who Mined my Gold? Fashion Revolution 2020

22nd April 2020By Cox & Powerethical, Fairmined, Fairtrade, News

This is Fashion Revolution Week when the anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy is turned around to spotlight the campaign to make the fashion industry fairer, better and more sustainable. Over the past weeks we’ve read about big fashion companies who’ve cancelled their orders in the light of the coronavirus crisis or decided not to … Read More

Moyo Gemstones

20th February 2020By Rachelethical, News, projects

Last autumn we made our first ring with a very special garnet from the Moyo gemstones program. This amazing project is an ethical gemstone collaboration bringing responsibly sourced gemstones from the female artisanal miners of the Umba Valley, Tanzania. We remember working with Umba sapphires in our early collections and these beautiful gemstones, including rubies, tourmaline, … Read More

The Shadow of Gold

26th January 2020By Rachelethical, News, projects

Fair Luxury and The Goldsmiths’ Centre present the UK film premiere of The Shadow of Gold on Wednesday 11th March 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm at The Goldsmiths’ Centre 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD If you want to know more about why we’re working with Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold, this film is one to watch. Taking an … Read More

Does Luxury Still Count? London Design Festival 2019

31st August 2019By adminethical, events, Fairmined, Fairtrade, Miscellaneous, News, projects

Does Luxury Still Count? Does Luxury Still Count is a special “in conversation” event on 13 September for the London Design Festival exploring the nature of luxury. Tony and Rachel will be joined by Lorna Watson, founder of traceable artisan-made bag brand STELAR and host Mimma Viglezio, Creative Consultant, broadcaster and Editor of Show Studio. … Read More

This is Stelar

16th August 2019By Rachelethical, Miscellaneous, new product, News, projects

These beautifully made bags, purses and accessories come from Stelar, a collection that expresses our shared values of combining craftsmanship design and responsible sourcing to create beautiful pieces with history and meaning. Founded by our friend Lorna Watson, Stelar was conceived with the vision of reviving and sustaining age-old artisanal techniques through contemporary design. Lorna … Read More

Join the Fashion Revolution

22nd April 2019By Rachelethical, events, Fairmined, Fairtrade, News

This week is Fashion Revolution Week – April 22-28 2019. The Fashion Revolution movement has raised awareness of the challenges in fashion manufacturing and caused people to question brands on where and how their clothes are made. We want jewellery lovers to start thinking the same way about the story, materials and people behind their … Read More

Making Impact

6th April 2019By Rachelethical, events, Fairmined, Fairtrade, News, projects

“I had a really great day and left feeling inspired by all the amazing speakers and buzzing with energy!” Just one response to Making Impact – Fair Luxury’s 2019 conference with the Incorporation of Goldsmiths at Edinburgh College of Art on 3rd April – and I couldn’t have put it better myself. Every year we put … Read More

Perspectives Exhibition at the Elements Festival

15th October 2018By Rachelbespoke, ethical, events, Fairmined, Fairtrade, Miscellaneous, News

Edinburgh’s annual jewellery event, the Elements Festival hosted by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, takes place this weekend from 19th to 21st October and I’m privileged to have co-curated the festival exhibition as part of Fair Luxury. Entitled Perspectives – Creating Jewellery for a Fairer Future, the exhibition features work from more than 30 makers who … Read More