We'd like to spotlight one of our great Living Wage Employers - jewelry designers, Pyrrha who have committed to paying their staff a Living Wage since 2022.
Pyrrha founders Danielle and Wade Papin have been creating jewelry in Vancouver since 1995. Pyrrha's mission is to make meaningful and sustainable jewelry that fosters connection through personal storytelling. Pyrrha is a certified B Corp, Butterfly Mark certified by Positive Luxury, a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, and 1% For the Planet. Pyrrha handcrafts their jewelry from start to finish in their certified Zero Carbon studio using only recycled sterling silver, 14k gold, and bronze. Pyrrha's designs are available at leading boutiques worldwide, their flagship store in Los Angeles, and their Vancouver showroom.
“We really do use our personal beliefs to guide our decisions, and when we think about the kind of business we want to be and the kind of community citizens we want to be, providing a living wage is an obvious choice.” Danielle Papin, Owner, and Designer, Pyrrha.
As the cost of living has increased across BC, the importance of paying a living wage has never been more important. The living wage is the hourly amount someone needs to earn to pay for basic essentials like food and rent, it doesn’t include paying off debt or saving for retirement. The Living Wage for Metro-Vancouver is now $24.08 an hour.
“We're delighted that Pyrrha is a Living Wage Employer. We hope it encourages other employers to continue their commitment to the Living Wage movement. Paying a living wage is good for workers, employers and the local community” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families BC
Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies. There are now almost 400 Living Wage Employers across BC.
Find out more about organization on their website Sustainable Jewelry With Meaning | Pyrrha
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