Being the advocate for sustainability and supporter of biodiversity that I am, fair production and operations is of big importance to me.
Our production is small-scale and mindful with each piece finished by hand. Endangered is produced by artisans in the small village Celuk in Bali. I visited the workshop in 2018 and met Fifi who I have close contact with regarding all parts of the production. At the workshop they make all casted styles as well as platings.
Most of the silver is recycled and the new silver comes from Indonesia. Producing small-scale does mean it's difficult to get suppliers to conduct testing to know the exact proportions of new versus recycled silver. However we use as large proportions of recycled silver as possible in the production. Silver is a precious and valuable metal so everyone working with it, are always very thorough in making sure that nothing goes to waste. And all waste from own production is recycled. The sterling 925 silver is certified.
The Endangered jewelry comes in Fair Trade, 100 % organic cotton pouches. It’s a great material for storing and protecting the jewelry from damaging effects. Commerce packaging for delivery is made in Sweden by certified grass paper that is partly recycled and produced with limited water use. The coxes are 100 % recyclable. Reuse it or recycle it as paper waste.
The jewelry is air-mailed with DHL from the supplier and delivered to customers via PostNord service in Sweden. There is nothing sustainable in that I’m sorry to say. The CO2 emissions of a jewelry business at this scale is very low considering the lightweight products and quantities. An estimation of my footprints will be calculated at a later stage and when that is done I will do my best to reduce them and make logistic even more sustainable.
Endangered Jewelry donate 20 percent of sales (inc. VAT) to selected wildlife projects and organisations. Donating that big share of the return is an aggressive target, but it’s the core of why the brand exist.