British jewellery brand, Silver Nutshell, was founded in 2019 by designer and silversmith, Anna Davenport. She won Muddy Stilettos Best Jeweller for Gloucestershire and Worcestershire in 2022.
“From the very beginning, I’ve wanted to build a brand that gives back and share the great work being done by my chosen charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Every year, I donate 5% of my sales to my chosen charity and since 2019, my customers have raised £400. I’m pledging to donate £200 in 2023/2024.
Living in the Cotswolds and spending time in Devon means I’m passionate about nature, the oceans and our wonderful planet. I cast leaves, seashells, botanicals and seedpods in sterling silver to make ‘one of a kind’ pieces of jewellery.
Capturing our emotional connection with the natural world means that my customers can wear a piece of handmade jewellery and be reminded of time spent outdoors in the garden, on the beach or on walks in the British countryside.
As a small business owner, I am highly sensitive to our impact on the planet so sustainability and responsible sourcing is at the heart of everything that I do. My packaging is recyclable or reusable, my pieces are cast in recycled silver and my business cards are made from recycled tee-shirts.”
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