We talk a lot about style inspiration and capsule wardrobes here on the Style Journal. As well as sustainable jewellery, of course. Jewellery is a powerful accessory. One that can completely change how your outfit looks and how it makes you feel. Having everyday jewellery essentials adds to your personal style and makes your wardrobe more cohesive. That extra touch adds so much.
Unfortunately the jewellery industry has problems. There are huge issues with exploitation, of people and the planet, as well as animals. It's also full of greenwashing, making it difficult to find truly sustainable jewellery. We're helping to debunk some of the most popular marketing terms surrounding sustainable jewellery. Learn more about recycled gold jewellery and vegan-friendly jewellery.
If you're trying to move away from fast fashion, it's just as important to avoid fast fashion jewellery too. You can do this by shopping from ethical brands that make sustainable jewellery. Finding jewellery that is both affordable and sustainable can be tricky. Unless you know where to look...
Maybe you're looking for minimal jewellery, statement pieces, or an entirely new jewellery capsule; you can proudly shop these sustainable jewellery pieces. Continue reading to learn more about sustainable jewellery, what it is and where you can shop for it.
What is Sustainable Jewellery?
Transparency is key when shopping for sustainable jewellery. The most important thing to look out for is detailed information on who made the jewellery and what the jewellery is made from. If a brand doesn't provide much information in a dedicated ethics and sustainability policy, it's likely the brand's jewellery isn't fairly or responsibly made.
Responsible production is a huge focus of sustainable jewellery brands. This will include using sustainably-sourced metals from Fairtrade suppliers, and recycled materials. Jewellery is often made in small batches to avoid overproduction. Ethical brands adhere to strict sustainable standards, these include workers rights and ethical production. These standards ensure everyone is treated fairly and paid a living wage. Waste management is also a priority for sustainable brands looking to reduce overproduction. This also includes offering a repair service and take-back programme to recycle unwanted or damaged jewellery.
Eco-friendly delivery is also important for sustainable brands striving to reduce their impact on the environment. This means they offer plastic-free packaging and carbon neutral delivery. The branding and packing of their products will be minimal; made using recycled and recyclable packaging.
Oh My Clumsy Heart
Oh My Clumsy Heart was created in 2012 by Sophie Davies, at a time when minimal jewellery that was affordable, made to last, and eco-friendly simply didn't exist. All jewellery is handmade in Birmingham using eco-friendly methods using responsibly-sourced Fairtrade metals. Each piece is crafted in small batches to reduce waste, and fairly priced without traditional mark-ups.
This simple approach to business has meant Oh My Clumsy Heart has always had a wear-forever ethos that puts sustainability first. Every piece of jewellery from the necklaces and rings to each pair of earrings, has been made to last. So you can shop from Oh My Clumsy Heart, knowing your jewellery was made in the most responsible way.
Read more about our sustainable jewellery, zero mark-ups fair pricing, and plastic-free carbon neutral delivery. Along with our detailed sustainability policy and take-back programme, including the repair service and recycling scheme we offer.
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Shop Affordable Sustainable Jewellery
Shopping small, supporting independents, and buying handmade is the way to go if you're looking for new jewellery essentials to add to your wardrobe. Browse our range of affordable sustainable minimal jewellery. Unlike fast fashion jewellery, which is poor quality and designed to break; our minimalist jewellery essentials are designed to be worn every day. You'll be able to wear them from season to season for years to come.
Shop the Zero Waste Jewellery Sale - a selection of samples, seconds, and gently-used jewellery. These are sold at a discount to minimise waste.