Charity Necklace to Support Artisans in Bethlehem

As a jeweller, I strive to find ways to create collections with consideration for the impact and the livelihoods of the artisans we work with. At Pippa Small, this has been our mission since day one. 

 

For over thirty years, we have worked in areas impacted by conflict, Afghanistan, the Levant, Myanmar, and Colombia. During moments of particular unrest, providing steady employment to artisans on the ground has been one of the most effective ways for us to help.  For example, after the fall of Kabul in 2021, we launched a fundraising project giving 100% of profits from the sale of our Zindagi Now Necklaces to our artisans in Afghanistan. The continued outpouring of support from the Pippa Small community has impacted the livelihoods of more than 100 artisans in Kabul to date. 

 

A year and a half ago, I travelled to Bethlehem to embark on a new project. There, I had the pleasure of meeting the artisans of the workshop 'Golden Zaytouna’ through Turquoise Mountain a charity that aims to empower and create sustainable livelihoods through its work with artisans worldwide. Sitting in their Ottoman period workshop, we began designing our first collection. We felt the theme of the olive leaf ––an ancient symbol of peace, wisdom and a source of life and livelihood for so many in the region––was a fitting place to begin. 

Together, we created a silver olive branch necklace using traditional techniques. 

 

The sales of our Sterling Silver Olive Branch Necklace, directly support the artisans who handcrafted the piece, and 100% of the profits will go to charity.