Recently awarded UK Jewellery Designer of the Year 2017, by The National Association of Jewellers, she was one of the original group of jewellery designers consulted when the Fairtrade Gold certification was first introduced to the UK.
Ethical practice and Fairtrade sourcing of materials is now an intrinsic part of her successful brand. Every Arabel Lebrusan piece is crafted from only 100% Fairtrade or recycled precious metals and ethically sourced gemstones.
Having visited mining areas and production lines around the world, Arabel has experienced the environmental impact of intense mining and witnessed the challenges faced by local communities that are struggling to compete with huge mining corporations.
This Fairtrade Fortnight, she is celebrating the life of miners and sharing the stories she collected on her trips.
About Arabel Lebrusan
Arabel Lebrusan took her Masters in Jewellery Design at Central St Martins and went on to become Creative Director at Leblas Jewellery, leaving two years later to create her own brand of unique designs. Arabel commissions only the best craftsman in the UK and her native Spain and insisting on precious metals and gemstones that have been sustainably and ethically sourced.
About Fairtrade Fortnight
Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. The Fairtrade Foundation and its supporters do this by changing the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.
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