Mining precious metals + gemstones from the earth has a huge + irreversible impact on the planet, not only that but unregulated mines are operating around the world, exploiting workers with low wages + dangerous working conditions. Working within an industry that harms the planet + communities means it is even more important to us to reduce our impact as much as possible, making ethical jewellery made to last lifetimes. As well as making sure our material sourcing is responsible we have also considered all of our packaging, our studio practices + even where we bank.
Recycled Sterling Silver + Gold
While using recycled precious metals is the more responsible choice over new metals it does not actually reduce additional mining for silver + gold.
Purchasing jewellery made from recycled precious metals has symbolic meaning + helps to raise awareness on the issue of precious metal sourcing,
Certified Fairmined Sterling Silver
Certified Fairmined ECO Gold
The Fairmined Gold we use is artisanally mined without the use of Mercury + Cyanide
'Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal + small-scale mining organizations. It transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring social development + environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold to be proud of.
The Fairmined Initiative was created by the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM), a non-profit organization globally recognized as a leader + pioneer of responsible artisanal + small-scale mining.
By choosing Fairmined certified gold, you are showing respect and empathy towards people and the planet. It is an opportunity to generate positive economic, social and environmental impact by supporting artisanal and small-scale miners that are committed to improving their practices.'
Where possible we will use Fair trade or responsibly sourced gemstones.
We believe that it is just as important for the packaging of our jewellery to be sustainable as the jewellery itself, that is why our packaging consists of:
Fairtrade cotton pouches
FSC - Certified Recycled cardboard + paper jewellery boxes
Sustainably printed business cards / box wraps with Eco friendly ink on Recycled Card