Brand to donate 25% from each sale to human rights charity.
Ethical jewellery brand Oria has created a new charitable collection to support human rights charity the Helen Bamber Foundation, winning the support of British actress Emma Thompson.
Thompson, the charity’s president, has been specially photographed wearing a number of items from Oria’s collection Birds of Freedom collection, created in support of the Foundation.
Oria will donate 25% from each sale of jewellery from the collection to help fund the charity’s work.
The Birds of Freedom collection is inspired by the Helen Bamber Foundation’s work with survivors of torture, slavery, trafficking and other forms of human cruelty. Thompson said of the Foundation’s work: “From the clients I hear stories that help me to understand the complexities of human suffering. From the Foundation, I learn what can be done to alleviate it. It is one of the most exciting, upsetting, innovative, imaginative, frustrating and healing places I have ever experienced”.
The collection was born out of both organisations’ shared concern about human rights abuses. Oria co-founder Tania Kowalski said: “At Oria we ethically source silver, gold and gems from small-scale, fair-trade mines that have good working conditions and employ methods that have minimal environmental impact”.
The collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings includes a freed bird and cage design, and single and multiple free bird pendants, designed to represent how the charity works to free its clients from the trauma of their ordeals
RRPs start from £56 for a silver necklace and go up to £498 for a limited edition 18ct gold single bird necklace with diamond eye.
TJ Birdi, executive director of the Helen Bamber Foundation, said: “We are so pleased to be able to share the message of our work in such a beautiful way and commend Oria for their commitment to ethical sourcing and fair trading”.