A Guide to Shopping Ethically: Tips and tricks on how to shop for ethical jewellery.
Shopping ethically for jewellery can be a great way to make sure that you're supporting sustainable practices and not contributing to any human rights violations. Here are some tips and tricks to help you shop for ethical jewellery:
Research jewellery brands – Check out the websites of jewellery brands to find out about their values and standards for sourcing their materials. Look for any certifications or accreditations that back up their ethical claims. Check how open they are with their supply chains.
Check for sustainable materials – Make sure the materials used in the jewellery are from sustainable sources. This may include recycled metals, plastic free materials or conflict-free stones.
Support local artisans – Buying jewellery handmade by local small businesses can be a great way to support individuals and communities in your area.
Consider the company – Look into the company's background and values to make sure they are committed to ethical and sustainable practices. There is a lot of greenwashing around so don't be fooled by one ethical collection amongst a shop of fast fashion.
Invest in quality – Look for jewellery made with high quality materials that will last. Investing in quality pieces will mean that you can wear them for longer.
Ask questions – Don't be afraid to ask questions about the jewellery and the company. A good supplier should be able to answer all of your questions.
We hope these tips help you shop for ethical jewellery with confidence. Happy shopping!