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Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year

Winner: Pippa Small Jewellery

This category was open to any business in the jewellery and/or watch industry with a strong focus on ethics, including independents and multiple retailers, suppliers, brands or manufacturers, and judges were unanimous that Pippa Small Jewellery should win this award. One judge said: “She [Pippa Small] clearly loves her business and appears to be genuinely and personally engaged. She really cares about the people and their lives.” Pippa Small Jewellery has worked for approximately 20 years with a workshop in Jaipur, which employs hundreds of men and women to create its mainline collection. The business also works with communities and artisans in areas where poverty is an issue, opportunities are scarce and the erosion of traditional skills is a danger. Another judge added: “Pippa Small Jewellery doesn’t out-price others, the design is great and it’s ethical.”

Finalists

Cred Jewellery

Judges commended Fairtrade Gold pioneer Cred Jewellery’s commitment to offering both gold and silver jewellery made from certified Fairtrade metals.

Erica Sharpe Fine Jewellery

Erica Sharpe was recognised for her commitment to sharing her ethical jewellery making practises at open studio events, talks and demonstrations.

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery

Harriet Kelsall was applauded for placing the improvement of ethical and environmental standards at the heart of its business.

Hockley Mint

Judges complimented Hockley Mint for its commitment to ethical practices, as it considers social and environmental impacts across its business.

Ingle & Rhode

Devoted to ethical jewellery since its 2007 launch, Ingle & Rhode only sells ethically produced jewellery, and champions transparency in the industry.

Nineteen48

This gemstone provider was noted for its links with mine owners in Sri Lanka, safeguarding workers, ensuring traceability and supporting small-scale miners.

September Rose

Judges praised the development of the Origins web application, which when implemented will detail online the entire component and supply chain.

Company of Master Jewellers

The CMJ works with its members and suppliers to promote CSR and ethical standards of business within the group’s practices and its events.

 

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