To date donations from this bracelet have raised over £1000 & counting.. thank you! x
~ Prelude ~
As featured in Stylist Magazine
“ You looked at me and said you were not illegal and that you were not coming to the UK for £37 a week. You said you didn’t want anything more than a safe life” ~ @conversationsfromcalais
100% of the profits from the UNiTY bracelet will be donated to Women for Refugee Women, a small charity which supports women who are seeking safety in the UK. For these women, safety is not always what they find. Too often, they are met by the racism of a hostile environment. Locked up in detention & made homeless, hungry & vulnerable to further abuse.
We stand in UNiTY with these women. We are proud to partner with this vital charity who believe their voices need to be heard, who fight for a fairer asylum system & empower these vulnerable women to rebuild their own lives.
To find out more about Women for Refugee Women click here
What the proceeds from this bracelet can & will actually provide:
Emergency support for one women in extreme hardship (e.g money to buy food or somewhere safe to stay for the night) OR
x 3 English lessons OR
Data top-up for 1 month plus x 1 English lesson
The sale of 3 bracelets can provide one woman with mental health support for one month with a qualified psychologist
~ Stone Properties ~
Emerald; a powerful healing stone enhancing recovery, awakening love, compassion & renewal.
Source: Loft & Daughter
~ Details ~
Bracelet length: 16cm with extra adjustment at 18cm & 20cm.
‘Unity’ dimensions: Approx 18mm x 5mm.
Material: 22ct gold plated on recycled sterling silver by a process called vermeil for a long lasting finish.
~ Social Impact ~
The UNiTY bracelet has been carefully crafted by a small team of marginalised artisans displaced from West Bengal, who have found sustainable livelihoods through their skill in making beautiful pieces like these.
They are proudly certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation.
Each piece comes packaged in a soft organic pouch, which has been lovingly made by some of Jaipur’s most vulnerable women, who are bettering their lives through the income from the block printing, tassel making and stitching of these very pouches. No two are the same, each one beautiful in its imperfections.
100% of profits will go to Women for Refugee Women.
~ Planet Friendly Packaging ~
Packaging is mindfully thought through to be kind to the planet, with tree-free recycled cotton paper care tags, FSC-certified and compostable tissue paper and a recyclable eco postal box. Even our embossed stickers are wood-free and completely biodegradable.
To help keep your jewellery looking lovely, each piece comes with a soft branded jewellery cloth.
In 2016, Katie quit her job in Sydney as a women's clothing buyer for a fast fashion retailer. Here, on the frontline of fast fashion, she sat at the many negotiating tables from Shanghai to Delhi, pinching to the last cent. Always pushing for cheaper, faster, for the massive volumes that would eventually find their way to landfill, Katie eventually realized she was part of a huge problem with this. She changed course and started jewelry brand Loft & Daughter, with which Katie wants to show that you can also give back to people with a fashion company.
Ethically produced: The jewelry is fairly made in Jaipur, India. The organization is WFTO (Fair Trade) certified and provides training and employment opportunities to vulnerable or displaced artisans. All items are made by hand using slow, traditional craft techniques, not in large factories.
Eco-friendly: Where possible, the label uses recycled silver, in addition to 22kt gold vermeil. Loft & Daughter also uses GOTS certified organic cotton with natural pigments. The workshop runs on solar energy.
Vegan: The items are vegan.
Shipping costs: Free in the UK and €10.80 in the EU.
Shipping time: 1-3 business days in the UK and 5-10 business days in the EU.
Address: No physical store.