Andrea Jose Castro
Creative Director | Peruvian Fine Jewellery and Founder | Casa Collab
Peruvian designer Andrea Jose strives to transform the way we view the resourcing and production of jewellery. Working in social development with mining projects whilst learning jewellery techniques with master artisans, the particularly male dominated mining industry inspired and motivated her to value the work of strong female community leaders. She celebrates the value of a reciprocal approach within the jewellery system.
MA in Design from Central Saint Martins in London and Business Engineer from Pacifico University in Peru. She is the Winner of the Bright Young Gems 2021 Eco Hero by Retail Jeweller in the United Kingdom.
Her company Casa Collab was the first B Corp certified in the jewellery industry in Latin America. Since 2018 she collaborates actively to create a new model of responsible mining in the Amazon region in Peru. She is part of the team leading the Female Miners Network from Madre de Dios and she has recently assumed a Direction to create the first jewellery school located at the Amazonian Region of Peru.