Welcome back Tiger!!
What could I possibly be up to in the studio that I gotta look like that dude from The Shining….wouldn’t you like to know. ⛏️ …..
Okay….I’m hand-painting + varnishing wooden beads. It’s a process which takes me 4 days to complete. It aint easy but I do it to assure customers who shop for my earrings, the process in which my jewelleru is made- is ethical. And if you’re an ethical shopper- that kinda info is an absolute must.
With subscribers who receive my weekly 🌴TUT newsletter, ( JOIN UP to the mailing list here ) I’ve talked about my stressful experiences with gaining trustworthy info from bead suppliers on Etsy in regards to the #sustainability of their natural wooden beads.
In one-word AGONY. I finally gave up pulling my fucking hair out.😩😧 this instead. So what you see here is me solving the problem ma damn self!!
🌴HOW TO BE CERTAIN AN ETHICAL JEWELLERY BRAND IS ETHICAL??
If you’re struggling to find Caribbean inspired jewellery which is sustainable + ethical…you can always head over to the online store here.
Not all brands are open about how where they source their supplies. So when shopping at craft fairs, or online don’t hold back on asking a seller or company about what their practices are.
You are spending your hard earn bucks consciously… trying to help save the fucking planet🌏✨…you deserve to know.✊
HERE IS A FREE Ask Before You Purchase CHECKLIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK SELLERS
#1 How do you produce your goods?
#2 Where is the jewellery manufactured?
#3 What is the production process? (for the specific item you want)
#4 Are your wooden elements FSC?
#5 What type of wood are they made from?
#6 Can you provide me with the FSC registered Ref number for these elements?
Shop confident Hun!!💪
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