BEAUTIFUL JEWELLERY SHOULDN'T COST US THE EARTH
Eco friendly and Ethical jewellery
As a small business owner I feel it is so important to be responsible and ecologically aware when it comes to the impact we create on the environment .
I am inspired by the beauty and wonder of the natural world, and I want to do my bit to preserve our beautiful planet.
That is why I only source my materials and gemstones used in my designs from likeminded fair trade businesses, and do all I can to reuse, reduce and recycle.
I am very conscious of reducing waste and reuse and recycle as much as I possibly can.
I used recycled silver chains in my designs where possible, sourced from suppliers in the UK.
The silver clay I use to create my jewellery is an amazing eco-friendly product that is made from recycled silver particles and is manufactured in the EU.
My packaging is eco friendly, I do not use plastic in my packaging at all, and my boxes not only look pretty, but are also eco-friendly.
I have sourced boxes that have been made using recycled materials that are FSC approved.
I do my best to limit the use of paper, and when I need to I only use recycled paper.
That is why I prefer to correspond and send via email,
All of my marketing collateral (Business cards/ flyers) have been printed on recycled card.
Even the envelopes used to send your beautiful new piece of jewellery in will be made from recycled paper.
I ensure the gemstones I use are Ethically sourced and only use trusted suppliers for my materials
I share your concerns about ethically produced products and I do my utmost to ensure that the products I make use materials that come from trusted and ethical suppliers.
All the gemstones I use are absolutely genuine semi-precious or precious gemstones and are tested by my trusted supplier but not certificated.
When working with suppliers I feel strongly that I have all of the information about the processes involved in sourcing the stones, before using them in my jewellery designs.
Here are a few routine questions I ask:
What are the working conditions like of the miners? (Do employees have access to good ventilation, health care, and do they have reasonable working conditions and reasonable working hours.)
Does the supplier of the gem stones abide by all local laws ( with regards to pollution control and liceincing)
Does the supplier maintain a membership in any trade organisations
Does the buisness use recycled metals. Can they provide any provenance for these metals. Alternatively does the company use ethically mined metals
Photos of the work site where the gemstones are sourced.
If you would like to know more or have any further questions about how I ensure my jewellery is ethical and eco friendly, please do not hesitate to get in touch.