Simbolica Fair Trade is a sustainable brand of silver jewelry with symbolism from ancient cultures like the Mayans, Aztecs, Hopi and Maori. Their brand has been certified Fairtrade since 2005. All the jewelry is handmade in Mexico and Guatemala, using sterling silver. In the Netherlands as well as the rest of Europe, the Simbolica Fair Trade collection is sold in gift shops, jewellers, third world aid shops (Wereldwinkel), and, of course, through their website.
Simbolica is a social enterprise with a vision primarily rooted in humanitarian and social action: ‘Supplying honest and trendy products of good quality, which provides the Mexican and Guatemalan producers (and their families) with an earnest living wage and the possibility to develop and grow.’
Their financial goals are mainly to benefit their mission: broadening the social scope and making a big impact. They take great pleasure in designing, marketing and selling their products. They are continuously in direct contact with their producers in Guatemala and Mexico, without any intermediaries. Every so often, they travel to Mexico and Guatemala to work on product development. Every producer has a unique development plan that requires attention. Two of their employees are permanently located in Guatemala to take care of logistics, among other things.