WHAT MAKES CRYSTALS ETHICAL?
As Crystals and Minerals are not registered as Fairtrade products, I invest a lot of time and effort in making sure all of my crystals are mined and carved under ethical conditions. This is not an easy process and also why the assortment available is limited to specific minerals and stones, that I know are coming from places, where workers are safe and receive a fair wage. I am constantly looking to add more crystals, but I will never compromise the ethical conditions.
WHAT ELSE DO I DO TO KEEP THE CARBON FOOTPRINT LOW?
I reuse all the packaging my crystals arrive in and I do my best to keep as much of my packaging recyclable and I buy FSC certified* shipping boxes, tissue paper, jewelry boxes and gift wrapping. For larger or fragile crystals where I need to use plastic to keep them safe in transit, I only use reused plastic packaging.
Palo Santo wood sticks: In Peru, the Palo Santo tree is protected under nature conservation laws and the trade with it’s wood is strictly regulated. This Palo Santo wood that I offer comes from fallen trees and through sustainable cultivation. It fulfills the extremely strict export regulations set by the Peruvian Customs and Agricultural Ministry.
The sage comes from an indigenous-owned store and is sustainably harvested and organically grown on reservation land. Nothing is taken from the land without the ability to regrow. The sage sticks are hand harvested and hand wrapped by tribal members.