London based ethical jeweller Pippa Small has been making jewellery since she was a child, gathering, collecting and creating jewellery pieces that represent memories, emotions and people.
With a Masters in Anthropology, Pippa is renowned for her interest in human rights among indigenous peoples and tribal groups and has spent many years working with grass roots local organisations in Borneo, Thailand and India, supporting communities, using ethical jewellery making and charity work to find ways of protecting indigenous lands, knowledge and diversity.
Pippa was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2013, named ambassador of the human rights organisation Survival International and Winner of both the Ethical Jeweller of the Year and the Corporate Social Responsibility awards in 2016, and was also winner of the Green Sustainability Award by Town and Country magazine.
Pippa is one of the most inspirational leaders in the jewellery industry, much loved by supporters and collaborators including the Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle, Christina Kim from Dosa, Nicole Farhi, Tom Ford at Gucci. Her work with not-for-profit and charitable organisations has helped shine a spotlight on ethical jewellery and the importance of creating employment, a sense of cultural identity and tradition through jewellery. We are honoured to be able to showcase a selection of her work here at La Maison Couture