What's the Difference Between Ethical and Sustainable Jewelry?

What's the Difference Between Ethical and Sustainable Jewelry?

What's the Difference Between Ethical and Sustainable Jewelry?

The terms ethical and sustainable tend to be used interchangeably. However, the words mean something completely independent of one another. The term "ethical" encompasses how a product is made, oftentimes focusing on the treatment of the workers. Unfair practices such as child labor and sweatshops fall under the umbrella of ethics. On the other hand, the term "sustainability" encompasses the effects that production has on the environment, such as how much waste is produced.

To summarize, while ethical jewelry refers to the humanistic rights of those that created the jewelry, sustainable jewelry refers to the environmental effect of the jewelry itself.

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Solid Gold Star Bright Huggies with CZ - earrings - Merewif local eclectic

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In today's quick-paced society, it's not uncommon to encounter fast fashion brands that utilize both unethical and unsustainable practices. That's why we choose to focus on emerging and independent designers. By supporting skilled female artisans, we are able to support our personal values in the process -- that is, ethical and sustainable jewelry production that doesn't compromise fashion or trends.

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Crescent Moon Ring - rings - Sofia Zakia local eclectic

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You can feel good about your purchase in supporting these hardworking designers! Shop our ethical and sustainable jewelry selection here.

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