There are so many amazing ethical jewelry companies out there, but we thought it would be nice to focus on a few that are giving back to great causes. Jewelry brands with a conscious mind make those fun purchases more guilt-free. Plus, supporting do-good brands means you get to wear great looking jewelry that will make you feel great too. Win-win, right?
Fair Anita’s byline is cute + ethical + affordable, and that’s exactly what it is. But don’t take our word for it, check out their jewelry and accessories. They make great gifts (for bridal parties, showers, or non-wedding related events).
One of the many messages of Fair Anita’s founder, Joy McBrien, “Women investing in one another, being generous with one another, fighting to make sure their beloved communities are safe.” And while with this she was talking about COVID-19 relief, her message is applicable to many situations. The company is all about fair trade, supporting women-owned businesses, and environmental consciousness with recycled materials. Check out Fair Anita, online, or in various stores throughout Minnesota.
Another local ethical jewelry company you should know about if you don’t already is Larissa Loden. (We featured one of their pieces in our gorgeous geode jewelry story). Their mission is “to create quality, handcrafted goods at an affordable price that does good for the community.” Each year they give back 5% of profits to Cookie Cart, which is a nonprofit teaching teens life, leadership, and small business skills through experience and training in an urban bakery. The company has donated over $40,000 to the causes they care about.
Check out their new Vote Series of bracelets, earrings, necklaces. 20% of the proceeds from these pieces go to Common Cause, which works to provide legislation and assistance for voting rights. The pieces in this collection make a statement but are equally stylish and of-the-moment.
Borcik Jewelry has bridal and non-bridal pieces, all of which are modern and feminine. There are beautiful rings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants, all with thoughtful intention and design elements.
The company’s founder, Arielle, is on a mission to spread awareness of mental health and preventing suicide, after her husband and business partner’s failed attempt in 2015. A portion of all sales goes to the charity To Write Love On Her Arms.
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