Just Trade Silver Triangle Pendant
The Silver elements in this collection are hand cut and polished by Heber and Nieves in Peru. By working with Just Trade they are able to recieve a fair wage and work part time enabling them to fund their studies. Heber is training to be an occupational therapist and Nieves a teacher, an opportunity that their parents never had.
Just Trade was founded in June 2006, initially to provide a route to market for Zoe Creations, a struggling fair trade project in the shantytowns of Lima, Peru. The company was born out of first hand contact with real people in the developing world and the recognition that in order for such projects to be sustainable they need a long-term route to market for their goods.
Combining traditional craft skills and materials with expert knowledge of contemporary jewellery, Just Trade have developed ranges of unique, characterful pieces made with care and skill from locally-sourced and ethical materials where possible.
Just Trade works collaboratively on the design of their products with the artisans who make them. By teaching the fundamentals of design, they give the artisans that they work with the tools to take an active part in the product development process, encouraging a sense of pride and ownership in their work. This collaborative approach makes for better products, a happier, more fulfilled workforce and a sustainable business model.