We acknowledge the jewellery business can generate negative impacts on the planet and people. We continue to seek out new ways of improving our sustainability and ethical practices. We are working not only do less harm, but support good.
We wish to be as open and transparent about the process and production of Love Medals. Below is an overview of the materials and suppliers we use.
|Sterling Silver||Hoover & Strong (Harmony Metals)||
SCS Responsible Source Certification
*working on finding a more sustainable bronze source. Currently there are no certified recycled jewellery bronze suppliers.
|Chain & Findings||Rio Grande||
Responsible Jewellery Council, 2015 Certified Supplier.
*While not 100% certified recycled metal, some of the metal used in the chain and findings is recycled.
Ribbon classification: Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 (baby)
Local artisan casting done here on Vancouver Island, BC.
|Boxes & Certificates||Workhorse Press||
Local letterpress printing done here in Victoria, BC.
We are working to minimize packaging and shipping materials. Currently we use recyclable shipping mailers and biodegradable cellophane wrap and packing tape. In our office we recycle / reuse and go paper-free as much as possible and opt for non-toxic, natural cleaning products. We support mindful practices (meditation breaks) during the work day.