Whilst at primary school in the seventies, I was involved in an anti-littering project in Germany, and a tree-saving and planting project in the Netherlands. I have been passionate about the environment ever since, doing what I can on a personal front and approaching my business in the same way.
I use eco resin, sometimes referred to as bio resin. It is made from the by-products of the chemical industry and has a 35% reduced carbon footprint compared to other products that can be used for the same purpose.
None of the resins I use contain any solvents or other volatile substances that cause environmental damage.
All my packaging is recycled, recyclable, reusable or compostable.
I embellish with Kraft wrapping paper and ribbons by special request rather than routinely, which may simply add to landfill.
I also re-use postal boxes and envelopes when available.
All gold used in my pieces is 100% recycled and I use 100% recycled silver where possible. Luckily, the jewellery trade is becoming increasingly environmentally-conscious with 100% recycled bullion and findings becoming more readily available as a result.
All gemstones are ethically sourced from reputable suppliers. No gemstones purchased since the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine originate from Russia.