We are Committed.
We are proud to create beautiful pieces and have a positive impact on the world. We feel safe in the knowledge that our jewellery does not come at a cost to those creating it or the environment.
We are committed to reducing the impact that manufacturing luxury goods has on our planet. Every piece of our jewellery is handcrafted and ethically sourced using either 100% recycled silver from a Fairtrade refiner in the UK or Single Mine Origin (SMO) gold. Our gemstones and diamonds are sourced from Fairtrade mines.
By investing in a piece Yumé Jewellery you are supporting and promoting ethical practices throughout the supply and manufacturing chain, and protecting the world we all thrive in.
Promoting ethical practices
Over 5,000 tonnes of silver is scrapped each year and this can be refined and reused.
All our silver jewellery is made from 100% recycled metal, sourced from Capella Manufacturing Limited who are the only Fairtrade refiner in the UK.
We source our gold from Single Mine Origin (SMO) suppliers only. This means the gold is 100% traceable and the mines are considered socially and environmentally responsible.
The mines are subject to rigorous independent auditing that ensures they meet high standards in areas such as employment, health and safety, community engagement and corporate governance. To have SMO status, the refining and manufacturing stages also need to meet these regulations meaning it is ethically produced from start to finish.
Gemstones and Diamonds
Our precious gems and diamonds are sourced from Fairtrade Gemstones, a family-run business based in the UK who have Fairtrade gemstone mines in Africa. Not only do they provide a clear and transparent supply chain for all their products, they also insist on safe and comfortable working conditions which include minimum age restrictions and healthcare provisions.
Why is this important?
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 release of arsenic emissions, cyanide and mercury poisoning, destruction of ecosystems and child labour.
In the face of such ethical uncertainty, we are committed to researching our suppliers and ensuring they meet global social and environmental standards every step of the way.
“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 MBE. Valerio Jewellery.
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