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.
We’re committed to reducing the impact on our planet. Every piece of our jewellery is handcrafted and ethically sourced using 100% recycled metal from a Fairtrade refiner in the UK.
Our precious gems and diamonds are sourced from Fairtrade Gemstones, a family business based in the UK with Fairtrade gemstone mines in Africa and provide a clear and transparent supply chain for all their products. They provide safe and comfortable working conditions for all employees at the mines, including minimum age restrictions and healthcare provisions.
By investing in a piece Yumé Jewellery you are supporting and promoting ethical practices throughout the supply and manufacturing chain, and protecting the environment we all thrive in.
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
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
26a North Street, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7QD
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