Ethical & Upcycled Info

Rebecca Anne Jewellery is all about handmade, upcycled jewellery and accessories using ethically sourced recycled and sustainable materials, such as magazines, tagua nuts and vintage tins.  All at affordable prices.

All Rebecca Anne Jewellery is handmade.  Not mass produced and better for the environment.  Hand-crafted by an artisan so each accessory is individually made.

Most of Rebecca Anne Jewellery is made from every day items most of us would throw away. Many items are unique and use materials which would end up in land fill.

SUSTAINABLY – SOURCED MATERIALS

The Tagua Nut (Vegetable Ivory)

The tagua nut or vegetable ivory nut comes from a palm like tree called Phytelephas Macrocarpa Palmae or Phytelephas Equatorialis. The tree grows to a height of 20 to 40 feet tall in several tropical rainforest regions in South America.

The tagua nuts are the size of hen’s eggs and grow in large pods called a cabeza which take a number of years to grow and ripen. When the cabeza ripens, it falls to the ground. Before the nut matures it has a milky sweet liquid in the center with a jelly like consistency and can be eaten.

The tagua nuts are gathered and dried for a number of weeks after which they become very hard and have the look and texture of ivory, hence the name vegetable ivory.  The nut is then carved to make stunning and individual beads.

Vegetable ivory offers an alternative to the senseless killing and illegal poaching of elephant ivory.

As our tagua nut slices are handmade the sizes, colours and shapes may vary slightly from those shown in our shop.

You can find out more information about this amazing nut here.

Vintage Tins

One of the ranges by Rebecca Anne Jewellery is made from reclaimed vintage and vintage style biscuit tins, sweet tins and tea caddies.  These are recycled to make unique upcycled pendants and earrings.

Some of the designs made from Rebecca are made from naturally occurring materials, like berries, seeds, woods, bone and horn all of which are recycled or have been sustainably harvested.

Cultured Freshwater Pearls

Are they are an Ethical Resource?

They are completely natural and therefore sustainable. Majority of pearl farms aim for a highly ethical approach in order to create higher quality pearls.  The environment for the oysters is very important, not overstocked to avoid disease and not densely packed together in order to grow.

Are they Eco-Friendly?

Oyster farms help the environment by naturally filter the water and remove nitrogen as well as heavy metals from the water they live in. They also need to be cleaned regularly so they are taken to shallow waters and this allows species of fish to clean the oysters by feeding on their parasites.

 

Packaging

Rebecca Anne Jewellery Recycled Packaging

Rebecca Anne Jewellery Recycled Packaging

Rebecca Anne Jewellery only uses recycled or materials made from a sustainable source to package your beautiful purchase.  Below are wonderful companies Rebecca Anne Jewellery works with in order to ensure this continues to happen.

The Tiny Box Company

The Tiny Box Company believe that luxury and beauty need not be compromised when making ethical packaging choices. Based on this principle, they carefully hand picked their entire range and only offer recycled & eco-friendly packaging.

The recycling process uses considerably less energy than paper mills (up to 70% less energy) because the main energy consumption involves turning the wood into pulp.

The House of Hemp

Hand coloured hemp yarn is used to decorate the packaging.

Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is grown for the fiber and seeds.  Hemp is a very hearty plant and grows very quickly in very diverse soil conditions and was the desired fiber used to manufacture rope, canvas, paper, and clothing until alternative textiles and synthetics for these purposes were discovered.

In addition to providing useful fibers, hemp seed also has high nutritional value and the plant can be used to make biodegradable plastics, some fuels, and a variety of other things.

A Local Printer

All labels and flyers are printed the eco-friendly way.

At A Local Printer they take environmental responsibilities very seriously and so they took the decision to launch an environmentally-friendly printing website specifically to deliver affordable eco printed products.

Protecting the environment relies upon every individual becoming involved and every business demonstrating a commitment to CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility.  Certified with ISO14001 and FSC Chain of Custody they prefer to take action rather than leave it to someone else.

Living Ethically

ETHICAL FASHION FORUM TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR FASHION

The ETHICAL FASHION FORUM (EFF) is a not for profit network focusing upon social and environmental sustainability in the fashion industry.

The EFF network connects thousands of individuals, businesses, and organisations interested in a more sustainable future for fashion

Join the Ethical Fashion Network to access resources and stay updated on the latest news.

Living Ethically

LivingEthically.co.uk was launched in 2005 with the aim of promoting organic, green and ethical lifestyles, and helping to make this lifestyle choice easier

Visit their website to find over 1000 different UK sites selling organic, eco-friendly and ethical goods & services. http://www.livingethically.co.uk/

Green Finder

The green directory showcasing the best eco-friendly products online & at green events throughout the U.K – http://greenfinder.co.uk

Ethical Shopping Directory
Facebook page full of ethical and eco-friendly products and gifts.

More Green Stuff!!!

Green Blogs

www.hippyshopper.com

www.blog.greenfinder.co.uk

www.greenreview.blogspot.com

www.greencares.co.uk

Campaigns

www.downshiftingweek.com

Eco Friendly Homes, Gardens & Products

www.ecocentric.co.uk

www.alternature.biz

www.thenaturalhome.co.uk

DIY Cleaners You Can Make At Home

www.bbcleaningservice.com/apartment/diy-cleaners.html

Green Information

www.greenfootsteps.com

www.greenmaven.com

Recycling and Waste

www.bpf.co.uk/Sustainability/Plastics_Recycling.aspx

Sustainable Transport

www.walktoschool.org.uk

www.seat61.com

Natural Health & Beauty

www.pinkrobin.co.uk

www.kittysoaps.co.uk

www.angelalangford.com

Green Groups

www.greenseniors.org

Green and Eco Events

www.ecolocal.com

Energy Saving

www.uk-energy-saving.com

www.freesource.co.uk

www.markgroup.co.uk

Sustainable Travel & Tourism

www.wwoof.se

Eco Baby Suppliers

www.bebeco.co.uk