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- The Sentinel, February 2015
Help for the victims of human trafficking
By Annking | Posted: February 02, 2015
Ramona Hirschi, from Little Trove, with some of her products
FAIR trade gift and homeware company Little Trove has launched a new jewellery range to support girls and young women at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.
The owner of the Newcastle company, Ramona Hirschi, travelled to South Africa to work with the Red Light Initiative, which reaches out to those at risk by giving them work making jewellery.
Little Trove is now the exclusive UK distributor of the Red Light Initiative’s Ruth’s Heart range made by girls who have been freed from human trafficking and now have this sustainable work.
The girls collect fallen bark and transform them into iconic heart-inspired jewellery. Little Trove imports their handicrafts to generate much needed sales income for the trafficking survivors.
Ramona hopes that as more retailers stock the goods, they can help increasing numbers of girls and women. She said: “Some of these girls are aged just five to 15 years old. They are children. The recycling of the bark parallels their lives.
“A once rejected thing is rescued and loved and made beautiful with a new purpose.
“We’ve had some success with that range of jewellery at the Spring Fair already and it’s a good start.
“The enamelware is always a good seller for us as well as our new cushion range.
“This year for us will be all about getting ready for export and building on the strong links we already have by working with UKTI.
“I’m going out to Frankfurt in two weeks’ time to visit another international trade show in the hope of exhibiting there next year and looking for new stockists all the time.”
- Staffordshire Life Magazine, March 2014
- The Sentinel – February 2014
- The Guardian online – Small Business Network, October 2013
Making Money Magazine, January 2013