Our Approach to sustainability
We believe our choices make a difference and take a conscious and holistic approach to everything we do. An approach rooted in long-term vision and guided by simply asking ourselves: is this good for our customers, planet, community and business, for now and always?
Here's how we put our approach into practice.
Intentional design and limited quantities
We believe that maximizing wear and loving your pieces for years to come is one of the main tenets of sustainable design in addition to responsible production. Our collection is intentionally designed to be cohesive, versatile and multifunctional. The Earring Capsule
concept encourages repeat wearing while still feeling fresh and breathes new life into existing pieces in your jewelry collection.
Designed in our Toronto studio with an obsession for thoughtful details, each release builds on the previous yet is distinct on its own. This means our jewelry can be worn season after season and is made to last and be collected.
Each design is produced in small and considered quantities. This results in less wastage and allows us to price our jewelry fair and consistently through the year.
Premium, eco-friendly materials
In efforts to reduce our impact on the environment, we make our jewelry from premium recycled precious metals, including 14K gold and sterling silver, and lab-created gems.
Our precious metals are sourced directly from a refinery that works with recycled metals to produce high-quality 14K gold and sterling silver. The beauty of using premium precious metals is that they can be recycled perpetually without diminishing its quality.
Our lab created stones are responsible alternatives to mined gems that don’t compromise the sparkle. They include white sapphires and cubic zirconia. We focus on sourcing the highest quality stones where each one starts as a lab-created raw gem that is near flawless in clarity. Each facet is then precision cut for balance, symmetry and optimal light refraction for maximum sparkle and brilliance.
Clean water metal casting
Our jewelry is custom cast rather than made from prefabricated materials so it’s traceable and we can ensure our quality from start to finish. However, the process of casting jewelry can have a negative impact on our environment. In particular, the water used in casting contains waste and chemicals that are harmful to our ecosystem if not properly treated. We cast our jewelry at a specialized facility that properly treats the water used in the casting process before it enters the water stream again. The water is also reused back at the facility. Any metal particles are filtered and then recycled at nearby refineries.
Quality craftsmanship and where we’re made
We partner and work directly with jewelers who share our values on ethics, sustainability and craftsmanship. They are a family-owned studio and experts in the industry, with decades of experience crafting fine jewelry for independent brands locally and around the world. Merging innovation and technology with traditional fine jewelry making, our designs are 3D printed to create the initial prototype, then handcrafted and finished by jewellers, stone setters, metalsmiths, and polishers.
Our jewelry is proudly made in Shenzhen, one of the leading cities for producing and purchasing fine jewelry and a city with progressive green standards.
The location not only allows us to work with like-minded suppliers, but also to build a localized supply chain within close proximity to each other.
Our jewelry is shipped with minimal packaging and comes plastic-free. All components can be easily included in your household recycling. We created our jewelry book box as a better alternative to single-use packaging. The linen wrapped box replicates a hard-cover book and is designed to be a delightful place to store your Earring Capsule along with room for everyday pieces. The design was inspired by a secret hiding spot our founder grew up with, a book with a special compartment carved out for small hidden treasures.