We take sustainability seriously here at Simple & Dainty because we love our planet! We are always evaluating our processes, materials, and overall effect on the environment to do our best to build a sustainable and Earth friendly brand.
Our jewelry is manufactured using recycled gold and silver. Using recycled materials means we aren't mining for new raw materials - instead, we are using the materials that are already circulating the jewelry industry. This helps create less of a negative impact on our planet.
Our manufacturers follow strict guidelines and regulations to ensure the metals they use are recycled and refined in an ethical and environmentally friendly way. The refiners they work with follow strict standards, which include the following:
In order for these guidelines to be met, the refining process needs to be as clean and efficient as possible for the planet. We look at each step of the jewelry making process starting with the raw materials to ensure that we are as sustainable and eco friendly as possible.
Vermeil jewelry: Our vermeil pieces have a sterling silver base, which are made with a mix of new and recycled sterling silver. This helps keep the shiny surface of the jewelry, while also helping the environment by using recycled silver. The 2.5 microns of gold plated on top of the sterling silver also uses a mix of new and recycled gold.
We recycle all of our scrap materials through a refinery. This means anything that is defective or that we mess up on - like stamping discs, broken clasps, etc - don’t get thrown away! We recycle it so that it can be made into new jewelry. If you have some broken jewelry from us that we can’t repair, feel free to send it back so we can recycle it.
A big benefit to using high quality materials is that they last. Unlike fast fashion items, our jewelry is meant to be worn daily and for years! The less jewelry you buy throughout your lifetime, the less impact you put on the environment.
We try to make the most amazing unboxing experience you can have for your new pieces, while making as little environmental impact as possible.
All of our packaging is recyclable - from our paper necklace cards, to our paper boxes, to our compostable mailers. We don’t use any plastic in our packaging, and all of our paper media is made on recycled paper.
We also provide a free and reusable jewelry pouch for you to store your jewelry in when you’re not wearing it. You can also opt out of receiving our free pouch!
In an effort to be sustainable throughout each step of making your beautiful jewelry, we also keep a close eye on what we do in our studio.
Here are a few things that we do with sustainability in mind:
We are currently working on furthering our sustainability in the future by working on the following:
Thanks for following along! As always, we love feedback and suggestions. If you have any ideas for us, please let us know email@example.com. We love hearing what you have to say :)