We Sparkle Together - helping tackle child labour

by Mr Andrew Beveridge in Pontefract, England, United Kingdom

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The Jewellery Company our children will love. Made in the UK, sustainable packaging and helping tackle child labour around the world.

by Mr Andrew Beveridge in Pontefract, England, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Sparkle Together is looking help children who have no choice but to go to work in mines and diamond polishing factories around the world.

Would you like to be a part of the solution to child labour? the new face of children’s jewellery, a face the children can be proud of? 

We offer a great range of UK made children’s jewellery. Our jewellery is all made in the UK from .925 sterling silver. We only use recycled packaging and gift boxes and every order placed with us will result in new trees being planted to help us in offsetting our carbon footprint.

You can make all of this happen.

 

Did you know?

More than 5,000 children work in mining in Colombia*

If each person in the UK recycled just 10% more paper it would save 5 million trees each year. *

28% of Bolivian children aged 5 to 15 actively engage in work activities. *

What do we want to achieve?

We work to the understanding that:

Happy children = happy parents

Sparkle Together adds a 3rd dimension to this:

‘Happy children = happy parents = Help for those in need'

You can help us to spread the word and let people know what is happening to children around the world. We are direct to consumer business where our end consumers are some of the most opinionated and hard to please, children. All children are created equal and we believe that children would want to see us helping other children, which is precisely what shopping with Sparkle Together will offer.

We believe that you can make it happen, you are the difference.

What would our children want?

We challenged ourselves what would our children want of a company that caters specifically to them?

To look after other children

They believe everyone should be treated the same

Jewellery made in the UK

To reduce the volume of pollution involved and helping the local economy

Sustainable Packaging

Our Children will look to ‘what we did’ to help the planet

Carbon Offsetting

What did we do to give back to the planet?

How did it happen?

As the son of a coal miner, I thought, as a child, that my future would be working with him. Fast forward 30 years and I now recognise just how horrific that job must have been, this got me thinking… If I know it would be horrible for me, a fully grown man, what must it be like for children forced to go into mines around the world, in even worse conditions?

This is when I came across ‘Children Change Columbia’ and began to understand the scale of the problem. As a parent of 2 young children, this disturbed me and got me considering what I could do to help.

I already was working on the idea of a monthly jewellery subscription (our daughter Imogen is obsessed with earrings!) and then I had my lightbulb moment…

Sparkle Together was born,

 

Why Crowdfunding and How will the money be spent?

You can make this project mean something to people. I believe the most obvious way to achieve that is to build a community and what better way to build a community than to get people actively involved.

Phase one (The Initial Target) of the crowdfunding will allow me to get the business off the ground, develop the stock to grow the donations being made. It will allow me to invest in a social media campaign to help raise awareness and as the brand grows so do the donation.

Phase Two (Our Stretch Target) of the project will involve investment in technology to create bespoke items of jewellery using alternative materials i.e wood, recycled plastic etc

We also have plans for further stages including an online market place where we get items designed by the children we are helping, but we have work to do to get there first!

 

Sparkle Together will donate 5% off all its net turnover to the following 3 charities:

  • Children Change Columbia
  • SOS Children’s’ Villages
  • Diamonds for Peace

Our final piece of giving back will be to plant a tree for every order placed through our carbon offsetting partner 'Offset Earth'

Offset Earth

Thank you for taking the time to read this

References (in order of appearance)

* https://www.childrenchangecolombia.org/en/what-we-do/mining

* https://www.tinyboxcompany.co.uk/why-recycle

* https://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/bolivia

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

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'My Jewellery Box' - A year of stunning jewellery

Welcome to 'My Jewellery Box' Our monthly subscription service (Usually £14 pm or £120 per year) Imagine the look on your little ones face when every month she gets her own delivery of jewellery, it may be a necklace one month, earrings the next, one thing is for sure she will be amazed. This Price is EXCLUSIVE to Crowdfunder

£10 or more

A Massive Thank You

A hand written thank you along with a pair of gorgeous Stud Earrings

£40 or more

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£50 Sparkle Together Gift Card

Simply put £50 of products for £40 only available on crowdfunder

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