About the Designer
“Fifi Bijoux is the design label behind a new collection of jewellery which uses materials sourced from suppliers who uphold positive ethics in avoiding worker mistreatment or environmental damage. All the gold used in the range comes from mines in local communities with fair trade policies. The gems are also sourced from mines with mining partnerships and fair trade protocols”. “I don’t accept exploitative practices and I believe in a pro-active approach”. “And given that a percentage of profits are donated to charities involved in aiding the victims of atrocities or exploitation in gold and gem mining areas”
Transparence is leading the jewellery industry in bringing together a collection of designers who share the values & principles of fair trade luxury and who acknowledge the importance of having a socially & environmentally responsible supply chain. Fifi Bijoux was founded to address these issues; to create jewellery using materials from known fair trade and responsibly mined provenance; to design on-trend collections and to manufacture to the highest standards. We use gold exclusively from fair trade mining programmes. Our gems come from socially & environmentally responsible mines and are cut and polished under fair working conditions, with no child labour or unwarranted damage to the environment. We prioritise fair trade; Fifi Bijoux believes the jewellery industry has the opportunity to make a significant and sustainable positive impact on mining communities and throughout the supply chain. Our boxes are made from sustainable resources. Fifi Bijoux suppliers are required to sign our Ethical Trade Policy, which details environmental & social impact as well as labour conditions.
Transparence is a very exciting platform for consumers to access designers who share values and offer luxury products with the assurance of ethical provenance and excellent quality.
Vivien trained at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Jewellery & Silversmithing in 1999. She then attended a post- graduate placement at prestigious Bishopsland Workshops Trust in England.
Vivien has worked as a tutor in jewellery making and has completed private and public commissions.
Prior to launching the Fifi Bijoux label, she was Head of Design for a UK jewellery company for 4 years. Since establishing Fifi Bijoux, she has been guest speaker and lecturer at several jewellery schools and art colleges, as well as at mining conferences as an advocator of fair trade and responsible practices throughout the jewellery supply chain.
Vivien creates the designs for Fifi Bijoux and her new collections are shown each season at London Fashion Week. Our products are made in London.
Named ‘Best Luxury Buy’, The Independent, 2007
February 2007 “This year saw the debut of Fifi Bijoux at London Fashion week and the fashion-crowd were instantly smitten. The British jewellery label crafts entire eco-friendly and ethically sound designs. All the gold and gemstones used by them are from community-owned, cooperative mines that are operating eco-sustainability programs.” FLARE magazine, Canada.
George Watts of "Wedding TV" meets Vivien.
In 2007 Vivien was appointed as a UK Ambassador for enterprise.
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