SUSTAINABLY MADE JEWELRY

Sustainability

Dagiba Jewelry, we put sustainability first because we love our planet! We use recycled gold and silver. We are also carbon neutral and certified! We offset all of our carbon emissions, and we contribute at least 1% of our annual sales to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. We’re always evaluating our processes, materials, and overall effect on the environment.

Materials

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:

1. Refiners must be certified members of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

2. Refiners must be on the EICC/GeSI conflict-free compliant smelter list.

3. Refiners must be on the LBMA good delivery list.

4. Refiners use Green Silver Certified sterling silver that is not mined but recycled.

5. Refiners must go through third-party Banks Certification audits. 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.

Carbon Neutral

We are carbon neutral! We’re offsetting 100% of our carbon footprint through our partnership with Climate Neutral by contributing to multiple projects that are focused on combating climate change.

Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization that helps brands measure their carbon footprint and become carbon neutral. Through their rigorous certification program, they verify that brands have achieved carbon neutrality by offsetting their greenhouse gas footprint with emission reductions and offsets. We were one of over 300 brands that Climate Neutral certified this year, and in total, we’ve helped neutralize around 700,000 tonnes of carbon emissions!

We measure our carbon footprint by looking at all of the emissions created from the start to finish of making and delivering our jewelry. This factors in every single step – from our supply chain emissions, packaging materials, commuting, utility bills from our studio, and everything in between. In 2020 alone, we offset 198 tonnes of our carbon footprint!

Climate Neutral offsets our carbon footprint by contributing to various environmental projects that recapture our carbon emissions and build a healthier environment. Last year, our offsets projects focused on restoring forests in Mexico, Colombia, and Papua New Guinea. We also contributed to clean energy projects, including solar energy fields in China and wind turbine energy in Turkey.

Now that we’re 100% carbon neutral, we’re focusing on reducing our future emissions as much as possible. Climate Neutral helps us define and reach these goals each year, pushing us to become even more sustainable than before.

Our efforts in becoming carbon neutral are just one of the many ways our brand is implementing better practices for the environment. We believe in Climate Neutral’s mission – taking action now to help prevent further environmental destruction. We’re just a small business in the grand scheme of things, but we believe all efforts matter, no matter how small they are.

If you are interested in learning more visit: climateneutral.org

Giving Back

Dagiba is a proud member of 1% for the Planet!

We pledge to donate at least 1% of our annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment that we love and care for so deeply.

By contributing at least 1% of our annual sales along with thousands of 1% for the Planet members, they have raised over $300 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe.

A little about 1% for the Planet and what they do:

1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. They inspire businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. They make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, their business members and individual members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to their approved nonprofit partners to date.

Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all.

You can feel confident knowing that you made a purchase for the planet with us at Simple & Dainty 🙂

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org

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