I collaborate with others to create the collections; casting, 3D design and laser engraving. I use small professional companies with the highest standards, skills and reputation based in Hatton Garden (DBC London, Laser Engraving Services). All services are within 20 miles of my Kent studio. Your purchase is supporting other ethical and sustainable local businesses in the South East.

I use recycled material with your packaging and try to avoid using plastic wherever possible,  reused bubble wrap may be added when packaging the Venetian glass collection to ensure safe delivery. 

 

The materials and suppliers I use for my jewellery collections are all ethically sourced, fair-trade or recycled. 

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IETI Ethical Trading Initiative 

I work with suppliers who are signed up to an ethical declaration regarding human rights, minimum working age etc. and they have previously been audited by SEDEX which is an independent organisation that monitors suppliers ethical performance.

Find out more at: http://www.ethicaltrade.org/

Fair-trade http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade/Gold
I source materials from fully licensed members of Fair-trade; they can support both the other licensees and the Small Goldsmiths Scheme.

Eco Gold and Eco Silver 
Comes from a company supplying fully audited, 100% recycled silver and gold using their own refiner.

 

The companies comply with all UK legislation such as REACH , COSHH, WEE.

                      Ark Jewellery by Kristina Smith