Ethical Sourcing and Sustainability
At Bowerbird Jewels we care about Sustainability, Fair Work and Transparency. While we are not perfect, we are always learning and looking at better, more responsible processes wherever and whenever we can.
Our commitment is to producing thoughtfully sourced jewellery that has a small environmental footprint and conscious consumption. Fast fashion jewellery whilst trendy generally only lasts a season and contributes to landfill and unnecessary chemical pollutants along the way. We choose to craft our collections from sterling silver and gold, both of which can be refined and recycled.
All of our diamonds are conflict free and comply with the Kimberley Process. Our gemstones are sourced from trusted and known ethical dealers or directly from mines. It's important to us to try and use recycled metal wherever possible in our designs but we do acknowledge this is not always 100% achievable.
All of our packaging is made from paper products. We ask that customers return packaging allowing us to reuse it again. All items are wrapped in recycled paper and recycled cartons for shipping purposes.
Our workshop is committed to recycling wherever possible. All cardboard and paper packaging is recycled or reused. All plastic packaging that comes into our workshop is recycled and reused many times over.
We believe that staff and employees deserve to be paid fairly whether it be our direct team or the staff working with our suppliers. We make sure that we know who we are dealing with and our long history in the jewellery industry means we have established trusted relationships with our supply chain.
As our business grows and we learn more we will continually improve our impact on the planet wherever possible and minimise our footprint.
Return - Recycle - Reuse Program
To further support our respect for the planet and continued efforts to use recycled metals wherever possible we have set up a Return, Recycle and Reuse Program. Customers can drop off or send to us any silver or gold unwanted, broken jewellery, single earrings etc that they no longer need or want. Whilst their value as single items is small we can collect and refine the metal so it can be reused again.
100% of the proceeds from the out turn we plan to donate to ocean conservation and removing plastic from our oceans. Additionally the metal is now available to be reused to make new jewellery without further impact to our planet.
If you have any silver or gold jewellery that is worthless to you but you would like to donate please drop it in to us at our various market locations or you can post to-
Bowerbird - Return, Recycle and Reuse Program
PO Box 189 Sylvania Southgate
Every time we make a donation we will make sure to let you know through our social media channels.