Materials & Production
We take pride in making our jewellery by hand in a sustainable way, using the most eco-conscious materials and production methods possible. We put planet-friendly processes above profits.
Quality and Longevity
Our designs are timeless and made to be durable and wearable from one season to the other. We provide advice when the metal tarnishes and we offer repairs when your piece shows any defect other than wear and tear. All the pieces are made in silver or gold and these materials can be melted to be made as another piece or recycled.
We do our best to only use responsibly sourced materials to minimise our impact to the environment. We are a registered Fairtrade Gold business, which means that the gold we used to make each piece of jewellery is either recycled or produced fairly and transparently. We use recycled silver and eco-silver wherever possible and all scrap of metal gets melted down by us or our casters and reused to make new pieces of jewellery.
We only use sustainably grown diamonds or traceable and responsibly sourced gemstones and we are in constant communication with our suppliers to make sure we use the best quality and the most ethical option.
We buy our chains from a trusted supplier, produced in the UK and Italy. Both are certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council, this means their materials and working conditions comply with very high ethical standards using metal from post-consumer recycling.
Made in the UK
Our jewellery is handmade by our silversmiths in our studio in south London. By making it ourselves, we guarantee quality over quantity, so our jewellery is never over produced. We value local production, we only work with UK suppliers and casters.
We want to make positive, sustainable products accessible, which is why we keep our prices as low as possible.
The majority of our jewellery is made to order, so, we never over produce.
The planet, and our impact on it, has been at the heart of every step we have taken as a brand. We are not perfect but we make sure to always seek out the most eco-friendly options and continuously reevaluate our processes to make them ever more sustainable.
Our studio is very energy efficient, we make efforts to conserve and reduce our water usage and we only use radiators when necessary on cold Winter days.
We use planet-friendly or chemical-free alternatives wherever possible. We minimise the use of solvents, lead-based paints and phasing out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-depleting substances. We also aim to use timber or wood products from sustainable forests.
Our team puts a lot of effort into, not only, recycling day to day waste in the studio, but also making an effort to reduce waste in the first place by only printing when necessary, reusing paper and postal packaging where possible.
Even our microwave is certified eco-friendly!
Low Carbon Footprint
We reduce our impact on the planet by reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible. We work with UK suppliers wherever possible and we keep production local, the vast majority of our jewellery being produced by us in our studio in South East London. If we need to order from EU suppliers we order in bulk to cut unnecessary and excess C02 emissions from delivery.
It has been muted that e-commerce is a much more eco-friendly way to shop than visiting brick-and-mortar stores. A 2013 study from MIT concluded shoppers who completed the entire buying process online had a carbon footprint almost two times smaller than a traditional shopper! Supporting small ethical businesses will improve this even more.
Our boxes are handmade by a wonderful group of women in Bali using 100% post consumer recycled paper collected from schools, offices, hotels and paper waste found on their streets and homes around Bali. It is coloured using natural dyes taken from the earth, roots and leaves, and is textured with the addition of sustainable plant fibres such as bamboo and flower petals. These woman are paid fairly and learn a valuable skill which not only supports their families but also helps clean up their local environment.
The foam inserts which are 100% free from crude oil are created using a by-product of paper production processes.
Our postal envelopes and printing paper are FSC certified and our tape is paper and natural gum and can be recycled with the postage envelope.
We aim to minimise our waste in every way we can. We prioritise suppliers that can send plastic-free packaging.
We value people and communities highly, we aim to be fully inclusive and conscious of the impact we have on folk, be it our team, our suppliers and our customers.
Wild Fawn’s founder, Emma, is a registered Fairtrade Gold user, Fairtrade Gold helps to build miners futures by investing in social projects such as new schools and healthcare, and most importantly, to make their own way to prosperity.
We ensure our UK casters, freelance outworkers and suppliers work in safe and comfortable surroundings, always more than fairly compensated for their work and never exploited.
We operate in a friendly, safe and respectful studio environment with fair wages and no discrimination. We offer equal opportunities to employees. We encourage individuals to develop skills by offering training and by developing team projects where everyone can participate.
The cutting and processing of gem materials is now done in controlled environments where modern equipment and employment law is the norm. This has eliminated the problems of exploitation and child labour.
We ensure our Gemstones are ethically sourced by buying from suppliers who have visited the workshops and factories they come from, and they are confident that all employees are treated well and fairly, the cutting and processing of gems is done in controlled environments where modern equipment and employment law is the norm. This eliminates exploitation and child labour.
We regularly engage with charitable causes both individually and as a business. Often creating new capsule collections, the proceeds of which are donated to a charitable cause, the most recent of which was for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Endometriosis UK and AKT Charity supporting the LGBTQI+ community.
Wild fawn’s team is passionate about sustainability and on a mission to raise awareness by sharing information via blog posts on the brand’s website and social media. We want to inform our customers and followers to help them make more conscious decisions and lead a more sustainable lives.
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Environmental and Sustainability Policy and Strategy
Wild Fawn’s mission is to create long lasting pieces of classic jewellery using minimal resources including carbon emissions, plastic and chemicals.