Many people have heard the term SUSTAINABLE and with that it has become increasingly important to our lifestyles impacting our daily routines and decision making processes when selecting products/services that are more geared towards environmentally friendly initiatives. I’m sure you’ve heard the term “Blood Diamond” in reference to engagement rings and jewelry makers are now in the business of changing their image. Jewellers are creating beautiful pieces of work in laboratories and this is a sustainable way of creating. So, what does it all really mean? I’ll break it down for you below.
What does sustainable mean?
Sustainable jewelry can be categorized is 4 ways;
Ethical: Is a general term, it means products are produced and traded in ways that avoid or lessen social, environmental, economic, cultural or political harm. “Green Jewelry,” “Fair Trade Jewelry,” are terms used to classify ethical products.
Fair Trade: It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions for the artists and the customers. It means people who create get paid what they are meant to and find ways to get products to you, the customer at a reasonable price.
Sustainable: Achieving sustainability does not destroy social or environmental goods. This can also mean that brands use their platform to give charity back into their communities.
Standards: A term lesser used, meaning jewelry that has been recycled, or has used renewable or waste materials. It has been through the lifecycle of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Why are local businesses going more organic ways?
Sustainable jewelry has been making its steady climb in local businesses in your community. These brands are steadfast in supporting fair wages, sourcing materials and creating beautiful pieces of jewelry. Each work of art is carefully hand made. Callo has been committed to sharing with our community and we are open to fair trade and sustainable brands. This means that we work with local artisans to bring their ideas, art and passion to every piece of jewelry and we share it with you.
Why we want to bring it to you…
Callo wants to be open and transparent with our community. We don’t just want to bring sustainability to you, we want to bring it to everyone. Sustainability means showing our pride working with local sustainable artists and letting them know they are important and integral to all communities. We hope that with our partnerships, others are more willing and open to doing the same. One step in the right direction means one step closer to helping our planet stay healthy.
How you can help…
Buy local and support your local businesses. Do your research and see which of your favourite brands are sustainable. Look for new brands that align with your values and goals. Be mindful of brands that use their profits to give back to their communities. We are all in this together and we need to lean in and see where we can help.
Callo has been committed to giving to local charities through our sales and we will continue to do so. We must support each other and help build up our community and its members. Join our newsletter, follow us on socials and become apart of our amazing and loving community.
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