A few weeks ago, we gave a short look into how we design our charms at the With Love Darling headquarters. Want to know more? Here's a more in depth look into the creation and fabrication of our jewelry.
Our Commitment to Impact
The handmade sector of business is the second largest after agriculture in many poor economies. Dominated by economically vulnerable groups (especially women), as well as refugees and displaced people, it is crucial to achieving the Global Development Goals.
With Love Darling is a jewelry brand with commitment to impact at the very core of our growth strategy. As we scale production, we plan to engage jewelry producers within low-income countries, while already beginning to produce part of our 17-piece Global Goals charm collection in Afghanistan and India.
Jewelry production does not require formal education, but rather skills that are passed on from generation to generation, giving women and men with no access to education the ability to earn an income that can help lift themselves and their communities out of poverty.
As we grow, we are including workshops in other countries such as Kenya, Jordan, Burkina Faso and Turkey – all employing refugees.
Our Project in Afghanistan
The GDP for Afghanistan is approximately $800 per capita per year, making it one of the poorest countries in the world. Artisans are isolated and lack access to the global economy. We believe that business growth is the only sustainable way out of poverty and are collaborating with a number of workshops in Kabul on our latest collection. With the wage that we pay, our producers are earning manifold the average salary in Afghanistan.
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