Jewellery brand Lebrusan Studio is asking customers and the industry to get behind it in its efforts to cut out child labour for good.
In honour of 2021 as International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, the company has launched a fundraiser in aid of the Global March Against Child Labour.
Global March, is the world’s largest network of trade unions, teachers’ associations and civil society organisations working towards the shared goal of eliminating and preventing all forms of child labour, slavery and trafficking. Its primary strategy is ensuring access for all children to free, meaningful and quality education.
Lebrusan Studio hopes to raise £1,000 for the cause with the launch of a dedicated fundraising page.
As an incentive, Lebrusan Studio is offering rewards in the form of pieces of jewellery as well as discount codes to those who donate.
Founder and designer, Arabel Lebrusan, commented: “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 that can cause irreversible conditions.
“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.
“Child labour has decreased by 38% in the last decade, but this year it’s critical that we accelerate the pace of this process.”