THE GOAL: to create the least amount of waste during production as possible and recycling the waste I do create in a sustainable way!
MATERIALS: Recycle, Reuse & Measure - these three things are key! I never thought i’d use math in my daily life but taking measurements plays a huge role in zero waste production! This comes with time, but figuring out those exact measurements ensures that you won’t have odd ends and scraps left over at the end. In certain cases, it’s impossible to use every last scrap so it’s super important to recycle these properly! I do this by sending all my precious metal scraps back to my supplier for them to recycle/melt down properly to be reused. Some of the scraps I keep to be reused when possible! I never ever throw scrap metals into the trash and the tiny trash bin pictured above only gets completely filled up once a month, if that.
SUPPLY ORDERS: When I order supplies they come wrapped in so much packaging! I keep every box/ piece of bubble wrap/ plastic bag that can be reused and use these when I ship out wholesale orders.
PACKAGING: This is one I struggle with because I want your jewelry to arrive safely (and aesthetically pleasing) but also want to do it in a sustainable way. Each piece of jewelry comes in a tiny plastic bag to protect it from the elements and then packaged in a cardboard box sealed with paper tape. Oh, and a little Clear Quartz Crystal to bring in all the good vibes!
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP: Recycle or reuse the cardboard box and reuse the plastic bag to store your jewelry in when you travel! The fashion industry creates so much waste, let's not add to this! Also, don’t ever just toss your jewelry in the trash when you don’t want to wear it anymore (this would make me cry big tears)! Instead donate your jewelry, pass it down to your kids or send it back to me to recycle properly! This is so important and I really appreciate you continuing my zero waste efforts outside of my shop!