Ada Zanditon- a designer who has taken part in our Business Support Programme- has teamed up with London bespoke fine jeweller Ingle & Rhode to create a necklace exclusively for VOGUE.COM, made from the first ever batch of Fairtrade and Fairmined 18 carat gold. Worth over £3,000, this gorgeous one-off piece is now available to win on VOGUE.COM.
Ada Zanditon “It’s an incredible chance to win a unique exclusive design that is not just a really elegant beautiful piece of jewellery that is worth a great deal but has the added value of being made from Fairtrade and Fairmined gold.
I think it is at once incredibly chic and modern but also a classic understated elegant investment piece.
Fairtrade is an incredibly important issue to me as it is part of my brand philosophy and approach. I believe in creating beautiful, desirable pieces that respect the balance between people, planet and business. Fairtrade is a really key way of being able to know that producers are being paid fairly for their work.”
Combining Zanditon’s signature bold, geometric shapes with the ethical values of Ingle & Rhode, the pendant is inspired by origami and the shape of icebergs.
The piece is one of the first necklaces to have been made with gold that’s been certified to a recognised standard, and mined in a socially and environmentally friendly way. The Fairtrade label means small-scale gold miners to have sourced the piece are all guaranteed a fair price.
Founder of Ingle & Rhode, David Rhode “At Ingle & Rhode we’ve always sourced responsibly mined gold but we’ve been one of just a handful of jewellers to do so. Now we’re hoping the fairtrade label will take jewellery to the next level.”
- The competition closes on May 4 2011
- Read the full interview with Ada Zanditon on the VOGUE.COM Green Style Blog