Emma Aitchison Jewellery is a microbusiness that is learning fast, and making changes through thorough research to ensure the business is sourcing the most efficient materials and using the most sustainable production methods as possible. The brand’s goal is to be able to call itself a 100% sustainable business, to do that the brand is working hard to improve the following things:
Becoming carbon neutral
GREAT NEWS! We are pleased to announce this goal has been achieved on 3rd July 2018!
We have offset our carbon footprint by planting tree's in Kenya. The next goal is to implement a tighter structure to reduce our carbon footprint even more.
Using sustainable shipping methods
The brand is working towards using bicycle couriers within the local area, as well as collaborating with carbon neutral shipping companies.
Sourcing ethical gemstones
Stones used by the brand are conflict free only and the brand is working towards using 100% ethically sourced gemstones or local natural found stones.
Creating an eco studio
In the near future, Emma hopes to be able to build an eco studio using recycled reclaimed materials, solar panels and wind to power the studio.
Moving away from using gold plating
Gold plating is done by an outsourced small business in London. They are environmentally friendly where possible and always working to guidelines for the handling and storing of chemicals. Due to the complicated chemical process, the gold is not 100% recycled or Fairtrade. Emma Aitchison Jewellery is working towards using solid gold or brass rather than gold plating.