The jewellery industry definitely has its faults when it comes to poor ethical practices and can be challenging and time consuming to try and navigate at times. However, creating jewellery that has minimal impact on the environment is a core focus behind This Story. That’s why I’ve invested lots of time and research into the materials and suppliers I use.
I create jewellery that is made to last forever and will hopefully be passed down as treasured heirlooms for years to come. No fast fashion here, just individually produced pieces that tell a story and have minimal impact on the world.
My sustainability and ethical practices:
- I only use eco or recycled precious metals from a reputable casting company.
- I source gemstones that are either reclaimed or 100% ethical and conflict-free, from trusted suppliers that are able to trace them back.
- All outer packaging is recycled, recyclable and bio-degradable. The jewellery boxes are made from 100% recycled card. Unfortunately the inserts are not recycled or recyclable, but I hope you will keep your boxes to store your jewellery. The pouches are eco-friendly, and the postcards are printed on recycled card, which are made as keepsake artwork.
- I always maintain my workspace in a sustainable way. Ensuring there is minimal waste by re-using everything I can. I also have strict recycling practices in place.
- Each piece of jewellery is made to order, or made in very small batches, to reduce waste.
- My production process in the studio is vegan. I only use polishing compounds that do not contain animal fat and refrain from using tools that contain leather or rawhide.
- All suppliers are UK based only, that pay a fair wages.
There is always work to be done when implementing sustainable practises, but I promise to always work ethically and strive for better practises. Please get in contact if you have any questions here