less harm, more solutions
Sustainability and the immediate need to adopt eco-friendly practices within the fashion industry (and beyond) have been making headlines lately. While fast fashion is a huge issue, very few have called out the jewelry industry's part in it all. Mining for precious metals + gems can not only cause water pollution, greenhouse gas emission, and soil erosion, but it also directly impacts workers who are exposed to these toxic chemicals.
less talk, more action
In a report titled "The Environmental Impact of Mining Precious Metals and Gemstones" Dr. Doug Guthrie states that 20 tons of waste are produced for every ounce of gold, and an average large-scale gold mine uses 1,900 tons of cyanide annually. Like clothing, jewelry needs to be put back into circulation, where metals are broken down + reused, gemstones are locally sourced, and different items + materials are creatively repurposed. Lucky for us, there are jewelry brands + designers that are already doing this.
less resistance, more change
Here at Leismo Jewelry, we bring these ethical + sustainable jewelry brands together under one roof and intend to spread knowledge on the empowering impact and innovative structure that eco-friendly businesses offer. Customers will be aware of exactly where these products came from, how they were made, and their unique + profound brand stories. These brands also create ethical working conditions for their employees through fair trade practices. Through a less is more approach, our site offers minimal + delicate jewelry of substantial quality.
Leismo Jewelry is happy to donate 5% of each purchase to a selection of non-profits that you can chose from. The selection of organizations include EarthJustice, Feeding America, Dress for Success, Her Justice, and World Wildlife (WWF). The total donations will be sent yearly to each organization during the holidays. This allows us to make a positive impact, not only through the products we sell, but as a brand + retailer in general.