ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK – CONSCIOUS DESIGN
Washed Ashore products are made from 100% recycled precious metals and pearls coming from natural unbleached and undyed japanese akoya keshis.
The brand has selected one supplier, which is SCS certified for 100% recycled fine metals and as a green refinery, to process, refine and repurpose in house the gold and silver – so 100% of the metals are traced.
Suppliers and manufacturers were audited by a third party prior to their partnership with Washed Ashore, to ensure sustainable practices are maintained throughout all aspects of the business. All the brand’s partners are either certified or working toward certification.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK – PACKAGING
All packaging, office supplies and promotional items are made from 100% recycled material such as kraft paper. In addition, business cards and letters are printed with vegetable-based inks that, unlike regular inks, do not contain chemicals detrimental to the environment.
The Washed Ashore jewellery is packaged in 100% recycled cotton zipper pouches that are cut, printed and stitched in the US from US sourced materials.
Jewellery production sometimes requires the use of small plastic bags to avoid any scratching, tangling or mix ups of the pieces. The only plastic bags used by the brand are made of PLA, a bioplastic sourced from plants, as opposed to regular petroleum-based plastic, and are 100% compostable. There is no single use plastics or PVC within the company.
The tote bags are made from 100% recycled cotton. They are manufactured and printed in the US.