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Made jewellery unites hot designers with the distinctive materials and exceptional craftsmanship of Africa, to create a unique range of inspirational accessories with a conscience. 353_Made_Logo_EarringsSet up in 2005, Made now has over forty dedicated workers in its specially built production facility in Kenya. All Made employees have bank accounts, allowing them to plan for the future, transfer money to loved ones and send their children to school for the first time.

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All Made jewellery is handmade by local artisans using sustainable local resources, helping to break the cycle of poverty with the company’s ‘trade not aid’ ethos.

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Prices range between £8.50 and £25.00 – excellent value and beautifully Made.

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Ocean Bracelet by BeaucocoI have just come across this GORGEOUS ethical jewellery website! It’s called Beaucoco and sells contemporary jewellery handmade from discarded materials and sterling silver. My particular favourite is the Ocean bracelet.

On the tiny tropical island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean, locals transform discarded coconut shell into beautiful pieces using silver and semi-precious stones. Later this year a new range will be introduced, made by the poorest women in the slums of Delhi.

Beautiful, affordable jewellery with a heart. What more could you ask?

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