Ethics and sustainability ~ Our promise to the planet

 We provide rustic jewellery and ethical engagement rings that last a life time. We are passionate about leaving the smallest foot print possible protecting our planet, the ocean and the future of our children.

Salt & Wild jewellery is a tribute to our incredible planet, the oceans, the forest and the abundance of plant and animal life that share the planet with us.  Our genuine admiration for nature means that respecting the planet is at the heart of everything we do. Not only do we create ethical, sustainable jewellery but we try to bring our ethics into every part of Salt & Wild.

Salt & wild definitely isn’t perfect but we are constantly looking for ways to make our process more sustainable and our jewellery more ethical. We also want to be transparent that there are still areas that we could improve and we are constantly working on these as well. 

We want to show that ethical, sustainable jewellery can also be timeless and beautiful!

Precious metal

Until April 2021 all Salt & Wild designs were made using recycled silver. However, a change in the way we make things has happened and we now work with other incredible craft people in the UK. We have been meticulous in researching and checking everybody’s ethic statements and processes through out there businesses. Salt & Wild jewellery is made from a combination of recycled and ethically sourced silver. Our supplier of ethically sourced silver is certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council and are guaranteed by the Traceability & Fashion certification.

All of the off cuts the silver off cuts from our designs gets recycled and melted down to produce clean and re workable bullion  

Sea Glass

Sea Glass is wonderful! But it wasn’t always so wonderful. Sea glass is created by a bottle (beer, wine, perfume, medicine etc) being smashed in the sea. These pieces of glass are then washed (or baked as we call it) by the sea for sometimes 100’s of years. The action of the waves and the salt water create the beautiful unique pieces used for Salt & Wild jewellery.

Sustainable Production

We are a small ethical business and therefore fully support the slow fashion movement. All the pieces are designed by Salt & Wild or castings from natural objects such as shells. We now work with other incredible craft people in the UK. We have been meticulous in researching and checking everybody’s ethic statements and production processes to check they are passionate about ethical production.

Packaging

We are committed to using plastic-free, recyclable or biodegradable packaging where possible. All the jewellery boxes are ECO-friendly jewellery box that is FSC®-certified. The glue, paper and cardboard used in the production of this jewellery box, are all 100% eco-friendly as well!

We now have ECO friendly inserts made from FSC®-certified cardboard and the topcoat is made from viscose, which is a natural by-product from wood production. This means that unlike normal jewellery boxes the whole of your packaging is recyclable.

Energy

In November 2020 we changed energy suppliers and now our studio and office is powered by green energy this means that 100% of the energy we use is made from a renewable source including solar, wind and hydro.

Tree Planting

For each order placed we work with an organisation to plant trees around the world where they are most needed. Read more about our tree planting here.

Charity Donations

We run regular partnerships with organisations and charities donating part of the profits from set ranges to each cause. These have included Surfers Against Sewage and the Rainforest Trust UK.

 

2021 goals

They say if you write something down you are more likely to do it. They (who are ‘they’?) say if you tell someone your goals you are much more likely to do it…

So here are my 2020 goals:

*To use the last of my plastic tape and source recyclable tape.

DONE march ’21

*Change toilet roll suppliers

DONE February ’21

*To add a gold line into Salt & Wild’s jewellery line.  To do this we must source an ethical supplier and become registered with Fairmined Gold

* To work with our suppliers to become plastic free with products coming into the business as well as leaving the business.

*To organise more beach cleans and community events that truly help our planet.

Feel free to ask me what i have done about these on December the 31st!