Finding jewelry for yourself and your bridesmaids on your wedding day seems to be a classic tradition. When I was getting married I searched high and low for cute bracelets and earrings for my bridesmaids that matched the theme of my wedding and didn’t break the bank.
There are so many incredible jewelry companies out there, as we all know. Following the theme of Love Gives Way, we are striving to change the wedding industry by helping brides and grooms be more mindful of what they are purchasing and where their money is going on their wedding day. Specifically we focus on the fight against sex trafficking, and helping couples find vendors who are giving back to that cause.
We have put together a list of jewelry companies in the US that are either giving 100% of their proceeds to anti-trafficking restoration programs/non-profits, or who are giving a certain percentage of their sales to the cause. We hope you find this list helpful, and we hope that you support them!
“Jewelry isn’t going to change the world, but we’re fully convinced that the women who wear it will.” – Jen Bedrossian (founder & designer)
40% of the proceeds from each sale at UNCVRD go directly to their non-profit partners. UNCVRD partners with Brave Global and Gems Uncovered.
UNCVRD jewelry is beautiful, and perfect for bridesmaid gifts, or a piece for the bride. Here are some of the pieces we would recommend.
“It’s impossible to look at this and not see that something is broken. The justice system, the lives of those involved, the publics’ ability to turn a blind eye. It’s impossible to see this without acknowledging that something needs to be done. Dear Survivor is my attempt to right the wrongs I’ve seen. It’s the combination of all my skills, passions, and resources.” -Christine Longoria (founder, designer & craftswoman)
Dear Survivor is based in San Diego, and donates a portion of every dollar made to Generate Hope
Generate Hope is a home for survivors of sex trafficking, a place for healing and restoration.
“Your purchase changes lives by providing freedom for young women escaping human trafficking” – Purpose Jewelry
100% of Purpose Jewelry’s proceeds go directly to International Sanctuary, a non-profit that provides employment, education, medical care and counseling.
Purpose is also a California based company, but they work with artisans to make their jewelry around the world.
Purpose has really great pieces for bridesmaids gifts, simple pieces that have a huge meaning and impact.
“When I traveled to Africa for the first time, I befriended women who were prostituting themselves just to feed their children. Instead of asking for hand outs, everyone I met was looking for opportunities. Our line of jewelry and accessories, and later our housewares, was born out of this request for employment.” – Joelle McNamara (founder)
Badala sells home goods, and jewelry. They work with artisans across East Africa and Central America and domestic sex trafficking survivors.
“Starfish Project restores hope to exploited women in Asia. We provide life-changing opportunities through our Holistic Care Programs and our social enterprise where women create beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers.”
Starfish helps exploited women and girls experience freedom, and establish independence and develop careers.