Black & White Recycled Acetate Earrings

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These asymmetric lightweight drop earrings are handcrafted from recycled acetate in irregular lengths making each pair totally unique. The colour, length and design of the acetate used may vary slightly to that pictured. Features silver plated hook fasteners suitable for pierced ears.

Hand made in London by a young homeless person working towards helping themself out of poverty. Presented in a recyclable brown Kraft gift box with the name of the person who made them inside.

Please note: We are unable to accept returns on earrings for hygiene reasons.

Moon approximately 4.5cm drop, half moon approximately 3cm drop.

BRITISH

All Pivot jewellery is made in a north London hostel for the homeless.

HAND MADE

All Pivot jewellery is hand made by a young homeless person enabling them to secure part-time, flexible and meaningful employment, and help them out of poverty.
Make Pivot is an ethical and sustainable social enterprise set up in 2019 by Alice Moxley to give young people work, pay them a living wage and to help them out of poverty.

The charity employs young homeless people who live in hostels and pays them the London Living Wage to hand produce jewellery and accessories. Alice designs the pieces specifically so they can be made in hostels, bringing part-time, flexible and meaningful employment for those who find it more difficult to access it. The makers are not only there to learn how to make and design jewellery, but to work, to escape the mundane vacuum of the hostel, to make new connections, to chat, to listen to music and to be creative.

The number of people experiencing homelessness in the UK has reached unprecedented levels. Homelessness does not just mean those sleeping rough, it also includes those living in temporary accommodation. Where a person declares themselves as homeless to their local authority, they have the right to housing. However with local authorities forever squeezed, in many circumstances are unable to provide permanent housing. As a consequence, many are placed in temporary accommodation, awaiting access to social housing or the private rental sector. Often people find themselves stuck facing long waiting lists for social housing and discrimination to access the private rental sector.

Every piece of jewellery purchased takes the makers one step closer to their goal of leaving the hostel.