Collaborating with artisans all over the world, Just Trade creates beautiful and contemporary jewellery and accessories for the ethically minded, using innovative design practices and a business model that prioritises long-lasting overseas relationships.

Founded in 2006 by designer Laura Cave, Just Trade works with eight groups of artisans based in Peru, Ecuador, India and Vietnam. It is committed to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as set out by the World Fair Trade Organisation and its handmade products therefore use traditional craft skills and expert knowledge that comes from working to these standards.

From exquisite crocheted silverwork to beautifully carved tagua pendants (made from the ethical ‘vegetable ivory’ of dried seed pods), Just Trade’s distinctive products are made with care and skill from locally-sourced materials where possible. For instance, brass is sourced in Peru, the cotton and silver is sourced in Peru and the tagua it uses is sourced in Ecuador.

The UK team is based on the ground floor of the Bussey Building, and the HQ busies itself by overseeing quality control, processing orders, communicating with artisans and working on new designs. Part of London and beyond’s rich urban tapestry, Just Trade’s bespoke collaborations have seen them work with The Tate, St Paul’s Cathedral, Museum of London, Manchester Museum and William Morris gallery to name a few.