Most of our skilful artisans are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Some are single mothers with young children. For some, working for Jianhui London is their only source of income. We offer them flexible jobs that give them a good work/ life balance which allows them to raise their children. We respect our artisans and the salary we pay them is more than double the usual salary for the same type of job. During the global pandemic, Jianhui has been supporting his artisans financially from his own savings. We also try to give our artisans as much work as possible, such as making samples and stock for next year. We are proud of the role we play in having an ethical supply chain. As a sustainable jewellery designer, we believe in working harder to ensure that everyone making our designs are paid decent wages that contribute to the local economy and their way of life.

We keep our environmental footprint as low as possible. In the case of our leather necklaces, we don’t consume extra energy to make them. We buy our recycled leather from a market that specialises in it, and it’s cut near the site so that our materials aren’t travelling long distances. We use an electricity-free foot pedal machine to cut the geometric shapes. Irregular shape pieces are hand cut. Once again, we champion sustainability so that you can feel good about wearing our designs.

Jianhui London and Roni Rabl (The distributor of Alembika in the US) first met in 2011 at a fashion show in NYC. It was the start of a long friendship.

The pandemic provided an opportunity to reconnect and both brands have been working more closely than ever. Jianhui’s elegant, innovative jewellery, combined with Alembika’s striking, contemporary clothing has proved to be a very beautiful pairing.

Their collaboration strengthened last September, when they organized a photoshoot again in New York. They invited a number of extraordinary influencers like @idiosyncraticfashionistas, @artfulcitystyle and @debrarapoport, and collectively their wonderful vision was brought to life. Each look was simply unique! Incredibly happy with the outcome and thankful for everyone involved, it was truly a fabulous day.

And in in December, Jianhui transformed his London office into an enchanted mini garden displaying all the enchanting new colours and designs for Spring and Summer. Styled using Alembika’s vibrant SS22 collections, both brands wanted to encapsulate the beauty and nature associated with Spring and Summer to bring a sense of positivity and hope for the year ahead.

All models are wearing SS22@alembika supplied by @alembika_us, @aptcollections (Alembika UK), @yael_edelist
Models:@ainerosecampbell, @asoftwoman, Rebecca Sanders
Photographer:@joanna__reich75

Shop Alembika at:

Alembika