Here at Ethical Boutique we not only want to ensure that everything that we sell is made from ethical and sustainable materials and are produced and manufactured in a way that is as kind to the environment as possible.
Why choose recycled silver?
When you buy jewellery, you have a variety of materials that you can choose from. Silver is one of the most popular jewellery metals that you can buy. However, just like any other form of manufacturing there is going to be energy used and waste produced too.
There are things that you can do to try and limit this. Including choosing to buy jewellery and other items that are made from recycled materials.
Choosing recycled silver over non-recycled silver will help to limit the metals that are used in order to produce the silver necklace, silver earrings or silver bracelets. When you limit the materials used, you are going to have less waste produced, which means that you won’t need to send as much to landfills.
Not only this, but when you choose recycled materials, you are going to be slowing down how many natural resources you will use. This is always going to be a positive thing and means that you get what you need/want, but that is kinder to the Earth.
Another great thing about choosing recycled silver is that the transportation costs of moving it around is lower. There are less parts of the process to have to worry about which means that moving it from place to place is going to have less of a carbon footprint.
Finally, when you choose recycled materials over other options, you are going to get something that is unique, that is artisan. You know that it has been lovingly crafted, that the creator has taken the time to make the item and with the natural flaws and elements of the recycled silver that has been used, you know that your design is entirely unique to you.
Why support local?
Another thing that we take great pride in being able to do here at Ethical Boutique is supporting both local and small businesses. Fiona Luing is based in Scotland, much like our brand is, which means that every time that you buy one of her amazing designs, you are not only buying from our Scottish brand, but also her UK based business too.
Not only does this mean that you get a beautifully crafted piece of jewellery, but the money that you spend out is going to support her dream. Support her vision and ensure that her business is as much of a success as possible. It really is a great feeling, choosing to buy one of her amazing pieces.
You get an amazing treat and you know that you are doing good for the environment and for the Scottish economy too. What could be better than that?