Commitment to Sustainability
I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful countryside. This means nature plays a big part in my life, and is my main inspiration for Anna Calvert Jewellery.
I have the intention of treading a little lighter and living a little greener, trying my best to infuse eco-responsibility wherever possible. From using recycled sterling silver, recyclable packaging and planting a tree via Ecologi with every order purchased, my brand is devoted to small, ethical acts that contribute to big change.
I want to share with you our commitment to sustainability, and how we’re constantly trying to leave the world a better place.
We Plant a Tree for Every Order
I wanted to do something truly impactful and so in November 2021, I decided to work with Ecologi.
Ecologi supports hundreds of planting and carbon offsetting projects all over the world. For every jewellery order I received, Ecologi automatically plants one tree.
You can see exactly where and when those trees are planted in our virtual forest!
Just follow this link and you can view exactly which projects and where in the world the trees are planted.
Check out Anna Calvert Jewellery's Forest here >>>
All of the silver jewellery I make is made using recycled sterling silver. It’s of the same quality as normal sterling silver. It’s simply been recycled from something else. No purity is lost in the recycling process therefore it’s of the same quality as newly mined silver, but far more sustainable. The process of silver recycling is less damaging in terms of CO2 emissions and it uses far less energy.
We want our customers to have a beautiful experience when they open their new Anna Calvert jewellery pieces, therefore have spent a lot of time searching and sourcing recycled packaging which still feels ‘special’. We are passionate about beautiful things that can be environmentally friendly.
Firstly the tissue paper I use to wrap the silver jewellery is acid-free and recycled - and can be recycled again. The boxes are all made from recycled materials and again can be used again or kept to store your silver jewellery.
Finally, there are cute little pouches that are made from completely recycled materials. These can be used to keep your silver jewellery safe, or any other small items you want to keep safe
All of the packaging has been designed to reuse or recycle in mind to continue our sustainability commitment.
When we moved back to the Home Studio I decided to make some shifts in our postal schedules. Travelling to the post office every day would not be very sustainable or environmentally friendly. That’s why we now visit the post office every other day and have ditched the car and walk round so im getting some exercise and its reducing our carbon footprint. Sometimes you may get your jewellery package the next day, sometimes it may be a few days. However, our customers are also environmentally conscious and appreciate our commitment and efforts.
There is no cellotape on our packaging as often people will forget to remove this when they throw them away - and therefore end up in a landfill. I use brown paper tape that can be put in the recycling bin.
My Office and Studio
I’ve also thought hard about how I can make my office space more sustainable. My studio is located at my home and so I have no travel impact and am using a very small amount of extra energy in comparison to renting out a studio.
Naturally, all of the silver handmade jewellery that I make needs to be hallmarked. Rather than do this individually, wherever possible, I wait until I have a batch that needs to be sent to save on the transport emissions.
It is a big part of the business I want to create, to continually be adapting and amending the way we work and how we can work to leave the world in a better place. Our commitment is continually growing and we’ll never assume we’ve “got it perfect”. Should you have any suggestions on how we can become even more environmentally conscious we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with me directly via email.