Running a sustainable business isn't always easy but I try to achieve this by using:

100% Recycled Silver

Each piece I make uses recycled silver. It arrives ground down into tiny particles as silver clay. If I am not happy with my design at the clay stage then I grind up the piece and turn it back into silver clay - nothing is wasted!  Any silver chains, earring hooks, jump rings etc that I buy are 100% recycled silver. 

Eco-friendly Packaging

I use recycled card for my gift boxes and cardboard for the packaging. Everything I send in a parcel -apart from the foam inserts- can be put in your household recycling. However it is even better for the environment if you can reuse your boxes & envelopes.

The foam in my new boxes is made from a waste product created during the paper making process - called tall oil. I couldn't find a UK firm that used this, so they come from Denmark.

Sustainable Website Hosting

My website is hosted on carbon neutral servers (through a small UK based firm called Create), my website should load quickly as you use it - to reduce the power needed by you. How sustainable is your website? Check here! 

I use a 100% renewable, green energy tariff for all the workshop and office’s energy needs.

Other Small UK Businesses

It can be tempting to go for the cheapest option when buying supplies but I avoid the big, faceless online retailers and instead choose to support other small, UK businesses wherever possible.  

Ethical Products

Where available I opt for vegan friendly and fair-trade products, even if this costs me more.