For many of you who have been a part of this journey from the beginning, you'll know that we are a brand built on the foundations of ethical and sustainable production.
Edge of Ember empowers women through everyday luxury jewellery with a positive production story. Ethical production and honest social responsibility is at the heart of everything we do at Edge of Ember. It's the kind of future we hope to shape in the fashion industry with our ongoing initiatives.
What better time than during Eco month to share an updated look at our stance on sustainability, what we currently do and our goals for the future.
As always, I want to thank you for supporting our brand as we continue to try and push boundaries with our production, designs and partnerships with our planet in mind.
We all live in a material world
When I read about the impact mining has on our environment, it was important that . Currently 80% of our sterling silver and solid gold is recycled. By 2022 our aim is for all collections to be made from 100% recycled materials.
We work with ethically sourced natural gemstones through our contact at the Responsible Jewellery Council in Jaipur. We also work with lab-grown diamonds which are identical to traditional mined, the only difference with lab-grown is that they are made without the same negative environmental and social impact.
Re/Make Jewellery Recycling programme
In February 2020 we introduced the first commercial jewellery recycling programme. You can recycle old, broken and unwanted pieces of sterling silver or solid gold jewellery with us and we'll get it put back into the supply chain.
In return we'll give you a gift voucher to spend with us. With only around 34% of materials currently recycled, we want to incentivise and get people excited about recycling.
Our Climate (pinky) Promise
As an e-commerce brand, we know there is always an environmental implication of carbon emissions when delivering our products. To help combat this we have partnered with Climate Care to offset this footprint by investing in projects to help reduce carbon emissions around the world.
We calculate our carbon footprint from all our deliveries, returns and supplier shipments and offset twice this amount.
As our brand continues to grow, we think about ways in which we can use our platforms to make social change. Each year we work closely with some incredible charities to help support key initiatives around the world. So far this year we've partnered with;
- Women for Women International [supporting female survivors of war through training programmes]
- Solace Women's Aid [the leading domestic abuse support charity in London]
- Black Women's Health Imperative & Show Racism the Red Card [Key charities working in U.S. and U.K. to help abolish systemic racism]
- NHS Charities Together [Supporting the UK's incredible and heroic frontline workers]
Here are some steps that we’ve taken to make our packaging sustainable, reusable, and more friendly to the planet.
- We’re used FSC certified paper. That means that the trees harvested are replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally.
- We’ve removed everything that render traditional jewellery boxes to be non-recyclable - like foil logos, box hinges and lamination.
- We’ve made our mailing boxes resealable and therefore reusable – so you can use it yourself to send other packages. Pay it forward.