Luna Tree Jewellery and Fair Trade
Luna Tree Jewellery is a registered member of BAFTS (The British Association of Fair Trade Shops) and recognised as a Fair Trade Importer. Luna Tree Jewellery works on total transparency between producer, importer/wholesaler, retailer and customer, creating a personal link from one end of the chain to the other.
All orders are paid for up front, firstly with the value of the silver as a raw material so production can get underway and so the workers can be paid as parts of the order are completed. Prior to shipping the balance of the order is paid and all shipping costs also covered.
We actively encourage and promote the producers creativity.Empowering these individuals to harnesses their creativity and skills bringing the talent they possess to the global market.
Luna Tree Jewellery endeavour to help reset the balance between developing communities and the developed world. Understanding their limitations and working with them to help bring changes which they desire rather than the changes that we think they need. Helping the whole community to benefit from the partnership we have together.
All the families involved in silver production within the village have a mix of both male and female workers. Both the men and women receive the same pay for the same work undertaken. Depending on each individual families circumstances they will either be headed by a matriarchal female head of the household or a male one. Gender equality within the Karen Hill Tribe working life sees all aspects of work undertaken by males and females equally including farming. Production always fits around other duties such as harvest and childcare which further empowers the women producers.
We visit out producer village every year to develop new products, observe production and to catch up on all aspects of village life. This enables us to be positive regarding working conditions and practices of our producers. The work of silversmithing can only be undertaken by artisans with the skills after adequate training and therefore we can be absolutely certain that no child labour is ever used.