Mining for silver, gold and gemstones can be incredibly destructive to the environment, as well as the miners who are rarely treated fairly. I love what I do, but I don’t want it to be at the expense of others.
Here’s what I do to try and reduce my impact on the environment ~
- I am a member of the Fairtrade Gold Goldsmith Registration Scheme which means that you can commission me to use Fairtrade gold in your jewellery. Read: Why Choose Fairtrade. & Fairtrade Gold Miners to discover more.
- I only use either 100% recycled or Fairtrade gold and silver. The only exceptions are some chains and findings which are not available in recycled metals and so pendants and earrings may have a small element of newly mined metal.
- I buy gemstones from sources that have ethical policies themselves, i.e. they don’t knowingly trade in stones that are un-ethically or un-environmentally mined
- I only use conflict-free diamonds
- I am a signatory of the No Dirty Gold Campaign
- Nothing goes to waste in my workshop and I reuse/recycle every last piece of metal that’s leftover from the making process
- I use non-toxic chemicals in my workshop wherever possible.
- All of my office stationary and packaging is either reused, recycled, recyclable or biodegradeable. I ask that when you receive a parcel from me you reuse or recycle what you can.
- I use local or UK based suppliers where possible.
- I aim to be completely transparent and so you can view my list of my suppliers here.
If you have any questions about buying ethical, eco-friendly jewellery please don’t hesitate to contact me
“It is the greatest of mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little ~ do what you can”. Sydney Smith (1771 ~ 1845)