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For Japanese designer Mari Hoshi, it was a desire to connect with her environment and those around her that led to the launch her ethically-conscious jewellery brand R-Ethical. “R means ‘we are’. Therefore, we are real, respectful and responsible.” Following the birth of her two daughters, Mari sought to use jewellery design as a way to give back and empower others, especially women.

The pieces she has developed with Turquoise Mountain combine delicate designs with an empowering message. “What I want to do is to encourage multi-tasking women who are doing good, working hard, raising children and housekeeping. There is a lack of freedom in a hectic and fast-paced environment. So, I want them to feel better with jewellery. You can live without jewellery, but wearing it gives you a sense of satisfaction and confidence. Empowerment is key.”