People

People

Every order placed will help feed a family in India

A minimum of 6 meals will be donated per order

India is in the midst of a humanitarian emergency.

Working closely with artisans and factories over the past 12 years, we’ve built up unique bonds with our communities in India. It is heartbreaking to see what’s unfolding.

Millions of families are facing hunger as the country battles their second wave of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Beyond the direct impact the virus is having on the country’s oxygen levels and medical supplies, there are millions of people fighting hunger – including children living on the streets and those who are critically ill in hospital.

In 2020, we worked with Akshaya Patra, a charity working harder than ever to provide meals or packed grocery kits to those children and families without means.

As this second wave hits we’re once again partnering with this incredible charity. From now until the foreseeable, every order you place with us will help to feed a family in India (a minimum of 6 meals will be donated per order).

Help support those in need. If you’d like to make an individual donation please head to their website.

See who we've supported so far

Championing people is important to us, from those who work at Missoma HQ, plus our suppliers and partner agencies, to the factory workers who handcraft our products. We’re also proud to support several charities and initiatives that align with our mission to inspire confidence, spark creativity and fuel collaboration.

Featuring dendritic chalcedony, this powerful pendant’s semi-precious stone is said to remove self-doubt and build self-confidence. Replace those feelings of inadequacy with the charm’s supposed emotional balance, energy, and kindness.

Championing women with the Prince's Trust

International Women’s Day 2021 saw us launch our partnership with The Prince’s Trust’s Women Supporting Women initiative. Read more on their work and discover how we – with you – supported them throughout March.

Explore the collab

To illustrate the cause, we commissioned up and coming Jordan-based artist Aya Mobaydeen to get creative – part of our mission to celebrate creativity, confidence and collaboration. Look closely and you might find our Pendants of Power in her incredible illustrations.

Reforesting with TreeSisters

Our annual Black Friday event is our busiest sales period. That's why we partner with female-founded charity TreeSisters, who empower women through their reforestation projects.

For every order you place, we plant a tree in one of eight diverse ecosystems along the tropical belt to aid reforestation and climate repair, as well as support the local communities in which they grow.

Here's what we've funded so far with your help – but we don't want to stop there. Our goal is to fund the planting of 1 million trees, by 2026.

Raising awareness with CoppaFeel!

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020, we partnered with UK charity CoppaFeel! – who work tirelessly to educate and empower young people to check their breasts – to create a limited edition tee. Through ordering our hand-drawn t-shirt you helped raise over.

Meet coppafeel's CEO

Supporting
Colombian Artisans

Did you know that our Momposina collection is inspired by Colombian shapes and colours? Discover how we supported a local female-led workshop in the small town of Mompox and the ways in which we gave back to a community that inspired our pieces.

Read the feature

COVID 19 relief

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone around the world – and we knew we wanted to help support our communities near and far in whatever way we can, even if small. Here’s how we have gotten involved as a business.

2021: Akshaya Patra

Due to 2021’s second wave in India with the highest global cases of COVID-19, we moved fast to reignite our partnership with Akshaya Patra, a charity we supported during 2020 – read more on this below. A natural collaboration to continue after incredible success last year, for every single order placed over the coming months one meal will be provided to those who are struggling.

Find out more

2020: One order, two meals

Every one of your orders placed over April and May 2020 directly funded two charities in the UK and India that worked to feed those who needed it the most. Discover more about Magic Breakfast and Akshaya Patra and the essential work they’ve been doing.

Read more

2020: NHS Necklace

We couldn't have survived the pandemic without our NHS key workers, so we wanted to put a small smile on their face, from us to them. After reaching out to our community who nominated their loved ones working on the frontline, we sent out 100 limited edition necklaces, engraved with a 'clapping hands' symbol.

Read more

Every order placed will help feed a family in India

A minimum of 6 meals will be donated per order

India is in the midst of a humanitarian emergency.

Working closely with artisans and factories over the past 12 years, we’ve built up unique bonds with our communities in India. It is heartbreaking to see what’s unfolding.

Millions of families are facing hunger as the country battles their second wave of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Beyond the direct impact the virus is having on the country’s oxygen levels and medical supplies, there are millions of people fighting hunger – including children living on the streets and those who are critically ill in hospital.

In 2020, we worked with Akshaya Patra, a charity working harder than ever to provide meals or packed grocery kits to those children and families without means.

As this second wave hits we’re once again partnering with this incredible charity. From now until the foreseeable, every order you place with us will help to feed a family in India (a minimum of 6 meals will be donated per order).

Help support those in need. If you’d like to make an individual donation please head to their website.

See who we've supported so far

Championing people is important to us, from those who work at Missoma HQ, plus our suppliers and partner agencies, to the factory workers who handcraft our products. We’re also proud to support several charities and initiatives that align with our mission to inspire confidence, spark creativity and fuel collaboration.

Championing women with the Prince's Trust

International Women’s Day 2021 saw us launch our partnership with The Prince’s Trust’s Women Supporting Women initiative. Read more on their work and discover how we – with you – supported them throughout March.

Explore the collab

To illustrate the cause, we commissioned up and coming Jordan-based artist Aya Mobaydeen to get creative – part of our mission to celebrate creativity, confidence and collaboration. Look closely and you might find our Pendants of Power in her incredible illustrations.

Reforesting with TreeSisters

Our annual Black Friday event is our busiest sales period. That's why we partner with female-founded charity TreeSisters, who empower women through their reforestation projects.

For every order you place, we plant a tree in one of eight diverse ecosystems along the tropical belt to aid reforestation and climate repair, as well as support the local communities in which they grow.

Here's what we've funded so far with your help – but we don't want to stop there. Our goal is to fund the planting of 1 million trees, by 2026.

Raising awareness with CoppaFeel!

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020, we partnered with UK charity CoppaFeel! – who work tirelessly to educate and empower young people to check their breasts – to create a limited edition tee. Through ordering our hand-drawn t-shirt you helped raise over.

Meet Coppafeel's CEO

Supporting
Colombian Artisans

Did you know that our Momposina collection is inspired by Colombian shapes and colours? Discover how we supported a local female-led workshop in the small town of Mompox and the ways in which we gave back to a community that inspired our pieces.

Read the feature

COVID 19 relief

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone around the world – and we knew we wanted to help support our communities near and far in whatever way we can, even if small. Here’s how we have gotten involved as a business.

2021: Akshaya Patra

Due to 2021’s second wave in India with the highest global cases of COVID-19, we moved fast to reignite our partnership with Akshaya Patra, a charity we supported during 2020 – read more on this below. A natural collaboration to continue after incredible success last year, for every single order placed over the coming months one meal will be provided to those who are struggling.

Find out more

2020: One order, two meals

Every one of your orders placed over April and May 2020 directly funded two charities in the UK and India that worked to feed those who needed it the most. Discover more about Magic Breakfast and Akshaya Patra and the essential work they’ve been doing.

Read more

2020: NHS Necklace

We couldn't have survived the pandemic without our NHS key workers, so we wanted to put a small smile on their face, from us to them. After reaching out to our community who nominated their loved ones working on the frontline, we sent out 100 limited edition necklaces, engraved with a 'clapping hands' symbol.

Read more

Love feel-good stories?

Discover our blog The Link Up for more on our community impact.

The responsible
jewellery council

Becoming a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) was the next logical step, as it’s the jewellery industry’s best practice body. In an industry that relies heavily on raw material mining, it pushes every link in the supply chain to continuously improve, working with brands but also factories, refineries and all the way back to mines. The ultimate goal of the RJC is to do better for the workers and the environment – making it a member’s club we certainly want to be part of.

As a member, we are obliged to adhere to the RJC Code of Practice (COP) which means we need to follow their provisions, such as:

1. Protect the health and safety of both people and environments

2. Comply with international labour conventions

3. Ensure responsible working conditions

Did you know...

Our factories aren’t the only ones that need to be audited. To gain certification with the RJC we need to be audited at our HQ and warehouse to make sure that we are adhering to the Code of Practice. This means not only having all the processes in place to ensure the ethical treatment of our supply chain, but that we are also upholding these standards closer to home.

Supporting our
factory workers

All of our pieces are handmade in India and Thailand, with each factory carefully handpicked for their highly-skilled artisanship by our founder and creative director, Marisa Hordern.

Designed in-house, Marisa and her team work closely with these partners to continually refine and develop creative and sustainability processes. Each artisan is a master in their own intricate craft – from wax modelling and casting, to gemstone cutting and plating – using expertise passed down over generations. Ours is a 12-year working relationship (and counting!) – now that’s what we call a long-term thing.

We’ve always taken an extremely conscious approach to the people and suppliers we choose to work with. All our factories are audited every one to three years and they’re conducted by independent auditing bodies to standards such as the RJC code of practice (see some of their checklist above) and the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) base code. In fact, 5/6 of the factories that produce our jewellery are already RJC certified, and we are working with the sixth to become certified too.

Love feel-good stories?

Discover our blog The Link Up for more on our community impact.

Responsible craftsmanship

Becoming a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) was the next logical step, as it’s the jewellery industry’s best practice body. In an industry that relies heavily on raw material mining, it pushes every link in the supply chain to continuously improve, working with brands but also factories, refineries and all the way back to mines. The ultimate goal of the RJC is to do better for the workers and the environment – making it a member’s club we certainly want to be part of.

As a member, we are obliged to adhere to the RJC Code of Practice (COP) which means we need to follow their provisions, such as:

1. Protect the health and safety of both people and environments

2. Comply with international labour conventions

3. Ensure responsible working conditions

Did you know...

Our factories aren’t the only ones that need to be audited. To gain certification with the RJC we need to be audited at our HQ and warehouse to make sure that we are adhering to the Code of Practice. This means not only having all the processes in place to ensure the ethical treatment of our supply chain, but that we are also upholding these standards closer to home.

Supporting our
factory workers

All of our pieces are handmade in India and Thailand, with each factory carefully handpicked for their highly-skilled artisanship by our founder and creative director, Marisa Hordern.

READ MORE

Designed in-house, Marisa and her team work closely with these partners to continually refine and develop creative and sustainability processes. Each artisan is a master in their own intricate craft – from wax modelling and casting, to gemstone cutting and plating – using expertise passed down over generations. Ours is a 12-year working relationship (and counting!) – now that’s what we call a long-term thing.

We’ve always taken an extremely conscious approach to the people and suppliers we choose to work with. All our factories are audited every one to three years and they’re conducted by independent auditing bodies to standards such as the RJC code of practice (see some of their checklist above) and the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) base code. In fact, 5/6 of the factories that produce our jewellery are already RJC certified, and we are working with the sixth to become certified too.