What is Sustainable Jewellery?
Updated: Aug 4, 2020
Happy Monday my friends, I hope it has started as a good one? I am continuously trying to reassess my business and make it as sustainable as possible. I am doing this by using recycled silver which has been done so ethically.
Did you know that Europe accounted for 38% of global silver total scrap supply in 2017?
It’s a lot isn’t it? Did you also know that metals can be recycled over and over again without degrading their properties. This enable the preservation of natural resources while using less energy in comparison to producing new materials or mine extraction. Sound good?
I am striving to play my part in keeping our planet sustainable by using as much recycled silver in all my designs as possible. But I’m not stopping there. My new business cards are made from cotton t-shirt off cuts…they look amazing.
Once items in my business become depleted, I will be aiming to replace them with sustainable alternatives, such as my posting and packaging.
My latest development into being sustainable is offsetting my businesses carbon footprint. I have signed up with Ecologi https://ecologi.com/ by signing up I am building a forest (yes cool isn’t it…KL jewellery designs own forest), helping with the funding for climate projects and learning more on how to be more carbon aware. I feel really proud that my business is giving back as every little helps. Every now and then I will update you on my stats….to date my stats are 1.17T of carbon reduction and 162 trees in my forest.
I’m sure you all have seen I’m in the process of rebranding. The website is nearly ready to go live – this is exciting, the business and thank you cards are here, I’ve already started using my new logo. But one thing I am struggling with is my jewellery packaging. I have half heartedly started looking, the reason for this is that I still have a lot of jewellery boxes left with my old branding (I bought in bulk – lesson learned). I feel like it goes against everything I am trying to achieve with my eco ethics to just bin them (after all the biggest wastage comes from stuff we don’t use). So I wanted to ask for your advice…. Should I just use them up or should I purchase new packaging and give the customer the option of which packaging they would like to pick? Also if you have any suggestions for what I could do with the old packaging I would be grateful….just leave a comment below.
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I hope you can agree that by using recycled silver you can still create some incredible designs. Come and see for yourself and be a part of the change, shop my collections using the button below.
That’s all for now, until next week, stay safe and sending you lots of virtual love.