Little by Little Jewellery’s key ethical values lie in the championing of transparent, responsible, (both socially and environmentally) and revealing supply chains. We not only want to create beautiful jewellery; we also want to make a positive impact through its production.
Transparency in production
Our collections are designed by Annabel Cox in the UK and created by a well-established jewellery producer in Lima, Peru. The Peruvian factory has been running for 32 years and employs 350 people. From its inception its aim was to bring opportunity and employment, and it does this by giving jobs to people with no prior technical experience, training them in the art of jewellery production. Annabel has visited the factory and is satisfied that it is a safe, well-equipped and spacious place to work.
We use local Peruvian silver, some of which is recycled, in the creation of our collections. The virgin metal used is supplied by companies with environmental certification that meet with strict Labour standards and comply with human rights laws.
Our ethical goal for 2019 is to strive for closed-loop production and find a 100% traceable source of Peruvian silver. This will further enable us to support local miners and communities, whilst reducing our environmental impact.
The packaging we use for our jewellery is 100% recycled and made in the UK.
Action Against Hunger
We place huge importance on choosing to ‘give back’ as a business, and so from the outset we decided to share our profits with a charity that would use our donations to help change the lives of those in the tragic grip of hunger.
Our charitable partner is Action Against Hunger, which works daily to save the lives of malnourished children. It has 35 years of expertise in situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, meeting the immediate and long-term needs of millions of children and families across nearly 50 countries worldwide.
With each item that is sold, we donate the funding to pay for three day's supply of therapeutic food to nurse an acutely malnourished child back to health.