• Ina May

There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.

Aktualisiert: 16. Juni 2019

I´m thrilled by the idea of Eco-Design.

Before i started making jewelry i wasn´t even aware of that a movement like this exists in the world of arts, crafts and design.

I just had my own thoughts and concerns about how to make jewelry without producing tons of waste and contribute to the CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.

In the very beginning when i started my financial calculations i stepped into that tempting trap of cheap mass ordering little supplies like hooks or jump rings online – shipped around the globe from the other side of the world.

I did that once, maybe twice – then i was through with it.

It didn´t make sense at all to me – from the sustainable point of view.

The essential piece of my jewelry, the sea shell, is a local product by nature. I wanted to keep the whole project local. That was the moment when the idea arose to use vintage and used chain pieces from second hand stores as supplies for my jewelry.

Give old treasures a new life, produce sustainable and keep already existing products in the circle of life.

What an exciting thought!

"There is no such thing as "away." When we throw something away it must go somewhere." - Annie Leonard

During my research i came across the „Hannover Principles“ which immediately inspired me fundamentally.

See them in my next blog.


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