OUR GREEN JOURNEY
WE ARE CARBON NEUTRAL
We’re not perfect, and we don’t pretend to be. Being 100% sustainable in the fashion industry is difficult. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to do better. That’s why we constantly work on lowering our carbon footprint and finding more sustainable solutions.
Recycling is better than using new metals, it helps preserve our natural resources and reduce carbon emissions. That’s why we’ve worked on some new pieces in recycled zinc, check out Lis, Beate, and Lydia. We’re constantly on the lookout for better and more sustainable solutions in regards to the materials we use.
Plastic is no good, and we know it, but waste is worse. That’s why we’re committed to start using more sustainable packaging as soon as we’ve used our stock of current packaging. We’re also in constant contact with our suppliers, in order to find the best solution to reduce our use of polybags, with the ambition to completely stop using them.We produce in low quantities thereby we reduce the risk of overproduction and help lower our carbon footprint and overall environmental impact. And hey, you won’t be as many out there wearing the same jewellery.
We hope that you take good care of your jewellery, so they last as long as possible. And if you decide to part ways with your piece, please donate it to charity or give it to someone you care about. That way nothing goes to waste.
We believe that if you do emit, it's also better to clean up after yourself. That’s why we’ve decided to invest in offsets. Because we know that there’s always a margin of error when it comes to calculating offsets, we’ve made sure to buy 5 tonnes of extra offsets. At the end of the day, it goes to an excellent cause.
Thanks to Microsol we’ve found a project that hits close to home and that we really believe in. Alexandra and Stephanie both have Peruvian roots, so it was clear from the start, that we wanted to find a Peruvian project to support.
In rural areas of Peru, around 2.4 million families still use an open fire or a traditional stove in their homes to prepare their food. These fires need wood or biomass for fuel, which means cutting down trees, and they emit smoke and toxic gases that can cause serious respiratory illness. The victims are mostly women and children, as they spend the most time in the kitchens where they inhale the fumes.
The cookstoves, that Qori Q’oncha distributes, have helped reduce the demand for firewood. Firewood is a limited natural resource, the use of which contributes to deforestation and contributes to climate change. The new stoves are also cheaper to run, reducing costs for already poor families. What’s more, the new stoves reduce smoke exposure, because the fumes are evacuated via a chimney, thereby being much better for people’s health. Last but not least, the cookstoves are made locally using local materials, creating jobs in the local community.
▼ People benefited to date: 601,325
▼ Reduced carbon emissions by nearly two million tonnes of CO2
▼ Trees saved to date: 145,158,834
▼ The project is recognised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the best solution in Peru for access to carbon finance in the framework of a regional initiative in Latin America
▼ Acknowledged with a PCIA special achievement award for meeting social and behaviour needs
▼ The Qori Q’oncha project is certified to the highest level by Gold Standard, as approved by the UN