Return To Nature With us
I create with a commitment to Mother Earth. It starts with sourcing of ethical materials, sustainable daily operations/practices, to the eco-friendly packing that arrives at your door. I believe in building trust through transparency. Below you will see exactly what sets us apart in our practices and material providers.
Porcelain and Stoneware: I use Laguna Frost 6 Porcelain WC-437, a Laguna Clay. This company manufactures clay in the US but does import some minerals from abroad. For this porcelain they import kaolin from New Zealand. Although mining natural resources is not sustainable and does use up the earth’s supply, the mining practices themselves are not unethical.
Metal jewelry findings and packaging: Rio Grande, as stated on their website: “Rio depends heavily on the natural environment for the raw materials our business needs. We believe this dependence carries a responsibility to be a good steward of these resources, and we take that responsibility seriously. In a variety of ways, we strive to minimize any negative impact to the environment and its resources, and we actively work to have a positive influence on the world around us. In doing so, and by passing along this information, we also help our customers be mindful of where their materials come from, and how they can in turn minimize their own environmental footprints to the extent they wish.” Rio Grande has a program for jewelers to recycle metal remnants, from which they melt and create new jewelry findings. Whenever possible, I select necklace chains, earring hooks, and the like from this program.
Business Cards and Promotional Material: Moo states on their website their, “Cotton Business Cards are made from 100% recycled T-shirt offcuts – stuff that normally gets thrown away.” I selected this since cotton is bio-degradable and it’s a fun way to keep it tree free.