WHEN IT COMES TO CONSIDERING YOUR FAVORITE JEWELRY,
When it comes to considering your favorite jewelry, there’s one aspect that’s often overlooked: was it ethically created? Often an afterthought when shopping at fashion jewelry websites or earring companies, how a piece of jewelry is created is important both morally and sustainably. But, before we talk about how we can determine whether jewelry is ethically created, we need to understand what exactly it means.
If you’re already feeling lost (who knew that there were two types of pearls!) and looking for more info, we have you covered. Keep reading to learn more about the key differences and what to consider when shopping for pearls to add to your collection.
1. WHAT IS ETHICALLY CREATED JEWELRY?
Ethically created jewelry can be defined as pieces that are transparently and responsibly sourced and can be traced as so. These pieces also offer minimal impact on the environment throughout the process, from start to finish. This process involves ensuring that the materials sourced for the piece are conflict-free, sustainably sourced, and that the craftsmen are fairly paid for their work and operate in suitable working conditions.
2. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Unfortunately, in this day and age, many manufacturers have fallen into the trap of ignoring ethical concerns. Whether it is using child labor, or damaging the environment in the process of gathering materials, many industries turn a blind eye in the interest of saving time and money. Not only is this morally offensive, but also it causes further damage to the environment. It is our responsibility to care for and be conscious of both one another and the environment, especially when it comes to producing jewelry.
To change this method of operations, we must focus on changing the way that we operate ourselves. By focusing on producing ethically created jewelry at the best online jewelry stores and earring websites, we can fight this unfortunate trend.
3. OUR ROUTE TO ETHICALLY CREATED JEWELRY
At En Route, one of our primary goals is to maintain the highest ethical and environmental standards in producing our jewelry. We actively work with reputable manufacturers who are routinely audited by a third party supervising agency. Our internal teams actively review these reports to ensure that the workers are being paid fair wages and that no child labor is being used. Additionally, we receive thorough reports on the working environments at our manufacturers, which feature AC in every room and leisure facilities throughout, including a basketball court, a library and a bar.
In addition to auditing our manufacturers, we also focus on crafting jewelry made using sterling silver. This precious metal can be worn again and again, and can even be recycled after wear, creating a lower impact on the environment.
It is our belief that we can all work together to create a better future for everyone with sustainable and ethically created jewelry.