Ethical jewellery brand Lebrusan Studio has relaunched its anti-child labour fundraiser, having raised £1,000 for the Global March Against Child Labour.
The London and Brighton-based jeweller spent six months gathering funds for the Global March. It offered rewards in exchange for donations, including pairs of hand-crafted silver filigree stud earrings and charms for donations of above £100 and £50 respectively, and discount codes for use across online collections.
Lebrusan Studio’s chosen charity, Global March, is a network of trade unions, teachers’ associations and civil society organisations working towards the goal of eliminating and preventing all forms of child labour, slavery and trafficking.
Its primary tasks include implementing policy changes and ensuring access to “free, meaningful and quality” education for all children.
Meanwhile, Lebrusan Studio boycotted Black Friday sales last year, instead pledging to donate 20% of all Black Friday weekend proceeds directly to Global March.
Arabel Lebrusan, founder and designer, said: “An estimated one million children work globally in the mining of precious metals and gemstones. In artisanal and small-scale gold mines, many children work in deep, unstable pits, many suffer respiratory diseases and long-term injury, and many are exposed to toxic chemicals.
“As an ethical jeweller, it’s not enough for us to simply use sustainable materials and ethical practises. It’s our responsibility to cast light on these injustices, campaign for mandatory human rights diligence in supply chains, and strive for an industry free of exploitation.”