Astor + Orion ethically made jewelry has teamed up with Conscious Beauty brand, Elate Cosmetics and Vegan bag brand Pixie Mood for a fall giveaway you don't want to miss.
Seattle's best eco boutique, Drizzle + Shine is now stocking Astor + Orion ethical jewelry.
"Drizzle & Shine is an eco-boutique that grew out of a style blog. While blogging about fashion, boutique owner Jean White learned about major ethical concerns in the fashion industry. The more she looked for ethical options, the more she wished there was one place in Seattle to find clothes by companies whose values she shares."
I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Seattle fashion blogger, Lashonya Hamilton. Initially I got to know her through her amazing Instagram feed, @style.in.pnw where she focuses on showing her audience how to have fun with current trends and while dispelling the myth that you need to be a size 2 to look incredible. Continue reading to learn her secrets.
The simple answer is we want to build a world where things are not wasted and amazing design is accessible to all.
The first step in making ethical jewelry is having a fair and safe workplace.
The factory we use maintains 3rd party certification for:
- ISO 9001 standard which covers quality and safety. The result is a great quality jewelry and many local awards for going years without serious worker injury. Employee satisfaction is demonstrated by low turnover with the average employment time being over two years.
- ISO14001 which covers the factory's environmental management systems. The result is that the factory's air and water are stringently filtered to make sure the local environment is not polluted. In fact the factory's waste water is used to irrigate their two on site soccer fields.
It is also a member of SEDEX which is an ethical trade service organization which conducts the SMETA audit which looks at import points such as the ability of employees to air grievances, the ratio of males to females in management positions, and other key points such a specific Worker Well Being Assessment.
So much about the world is unfair. The amount of waste, the way women are treated…it’s all so unjust. But it doesn't have to be that way. It’s time for a revolution in the fashion industry.
From our recycled materials to the factories we partner with, we're proud to be a part of that revolution.
Do you know who made your jewelry?
The fashion industry is one that is traditionally secretive and not-so-friendly to it’s workers. It's about time to change that. It’s time for a Fashion Revolution.