Ethical Jewellery

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Why we do what we do

We want to create beautiful pieces and have a positive impact on the world and feel safe in the knowledge that our jewellery does not come at a cost to those creating it or the environment we thrive in.

For us, this means using 100% recycled and ethically sourced silver and gold. We genuinely consider and care about the welfare of our planet and all its inhabitants when creating our special pieces.

Promoting ethical practices

All of Yumé’s jewellery is made from 100% recycled metal, sourced from Capella Manufacturing Ltd, the only Fairtrade refiner in the UK!

Over 5,000 tonnes of silver is scrapped each year and this can be refined and reused.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) identifies industrial mining as

“the most unregulated industry on the planet with fewer labour laws and union activity than any other sector”

Problems associated with the industrial mining of metal ores include:

  • Arsenic emissions
  • Cyanide and mercury poisoning
  • Destruction of ecosystems
  • Erosion of top-soils
  • Child-Labour

 

In the face of such ethical uncertainty, using recycled metal is the only way to ensure that these human and environmental abuses have been avoided. Yumé Jewellery is handcrafted in the Devon studio, using recycled metal.

By shopping at Yumé Jewellery you are supporting and promoting ethical practices throughout the supply and manufacturing chain

“People like Yumé are the future of the industry…we need to see more young, entrepreneurial jewellers like her combining a strong sense of moral conviction with a talent for innovative design.”
– Greg Valerio, Cred Jewellery

Contact Us

Telephone:

26a North Street, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7QD

Monday to Saturday: 10:30am to 5pm

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