ETHICS + SUSTAINABILITY

Bar Jewellery was born from a belief that desirability and sustainability can exist in harmony.

We want to educate and enable you to make conscious purchases and drive positive change.

What we do make to make this reality

All of the jewellery we make is currently locally cast and hand finished in London, UK either by our manufacturer or in our own studio.

The majority of our pieces are cast and made from silver that has been recycled and refined into fine 925 silver. This metal is recycled from offcuts from the production and sampling process, refined in house by our manufacturer. The remaining silver is from a refinery and is recycled via a traceable process into fine silver. The feed material for the silver comes from various industries such as jewellery, giftware, medical and electronics. Some of our pieces are constructed using silver wire, which is sourced from a supplier who solely use recycled silver.

Despite the metal being recycled, there is no difference in look, feel or value from regular silver.

The base metal for our gold plated pieces is recycled silver and we work with a highly skilled plater based in London’s jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden.

Where possible, we use natural alternatives to the chemicals normally used in making jewellery.

In some cases, we have been unable to source suppliers for verified recycled chains or small component parts. We are constantly sourcing and researching sustainable materials and focussed on improving as our resources grow.

As much as possible our boxes, packaging and all of our printed material are recycled. Where this has not been possible, it is sourced from sustainable forests, where trees are felled and replaced with seedlings that will eventually grow into mature trees. We source our packaging as locally as possible and currently use manufacturers in the UK and Denmark. All of our packaging is recyclable.

We want to make positive, sustainable products accessible, which is why we keep our prices as low as possible.

As we grow our core values of transparency, ethical and sustainable practice will stay the same.

 

If you think we could be doing better or have any suggestions / questions / comments we would love to hear from you – Please get in touch at info@barjewellery.com.

 

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