Kassandra Lauren Gordon moved to London six years ago. She studied jewellery manufacture and design in Hatton Garden, first through short courses before setting up a home studio. She studied at Holts Academy and is also a performance poet. She has spent 10 years working in the public and charity sector. Her Jamaican heritage is represented by ‘ackee’ in her logo, the Jamaican national fruit.
The Hackney-based designer decided to act on her belief that ‘all enterprise should be ‘social enterprise’’. She has committed herself to Fairtrade and recycled precious materials wherever available.
Kassandra is a registered Fairtrade Goldsmith. The Fairtrade Certified Gold used is traceable from mine to goldsmiths. It means no child labour, nor forced labour was used, health and safety standards were applied, environmental protection policies were followed and the gold does not come from conflict zones.
Through this Gordon hopes to make her jewellery ‘guilt free’.
Gordon will also be increasingly using recycled silver in an ongoing effort to make her company as sustainable as possible.