When planning my luxury travel wardrobe for the year ahead I always like to steer clear of too much ‘fast-fashion’, I just don’t want to look like everyone else on the beach or in the bars. Instead, I recommend selected some authentic artisan pieces to create a really inspired wardrobe and this is exactly where Jewelled Buddha can help.
History of the Brand
The company began with a backpack. The founder, Harjit travelled through Asia and kept making discoveries. Finding women handcrafting stunning textiles using ancient techniques passed down through generations. Her passion was ignited and she dreamt of setting up a fairtrade business bringing these creations to a global market; of allowing us to enjoy these beautiful pieces, while at the same time empowering the artisans who create them and giving them the chance to earn a dignified and sustainable income.
Harjit now partners with select social enterprises and brands that share her respect for people and the planet and has developed a sophisticated edit of conscious fashion accessories from around the world all available through the Jewelled Buddha brand. Their tagline ‘Style Made to Empower’ is an excellent explanation of what Jewelled Buddha really stand for. Every single product is handmade by artisans and their processes are fair trade, sustainable and zero waste; shopping this way, you can really feel that your fashion choice can do some genuine good and can influence social change.
Product Ranges – from scarves to necklaces
The collections combine luxury textiles, influenced by ancient handcraft techniques with a contemporary aesthetic. Choose from stunning Merino Wool Capes and made by a team of skilled craftspeople from the Indian Himalayas or a range of fabulously colourful scarves that wouldn’t look out of place on the runways of Paris, handmade by a women’s cooperative in India. There’s also a range of standout chic necklaces made of multicoloured beads that have been meticulously handcrafted and wrapped in upcycled sari silk, your only problem will be choosing which of the gorgeous colours to pick!
The origins of the products feel extra special when you find out that you can track exactly who made your garment; several of the ranges feature an innovative “Talking Tag” so you can follow the journey of your product. Simply scan the QR code on your tag and find out exactly who and how your beautiful accessories were created.
Whether you buy because the stories behind the accessories speak to you or whether you simply adore the unique, vibrant colours, patterns and luxury fabrics, you can be confident that you’ll stand out and look the part on your travels.
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