In January 2020 I began my partnership with the Eden Reforestation Projects and in September 2023 this switched over to Ecologi. For every item sold (over £5 retail) I donate a percentage of the money to Ecologi so that they plant a tree which helps to restore healthy forests around the world, provide work and reduce poverty.
Sustainability and ethics are close to my heart. By planting trees around the world in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti, Indonesia and Mozambique we are:
- Restoring animal habitats
- Helping to restore local rainfall patterns
- Improving water purity
- Increasing soil quality by preventing flooding and soil erosion
In addition to the above environmental benefits, local villagers are hired to plant the trees, providing them with a decent income so that they can provide for their families.
All Pepper You jewellery is carefully packaged with paper and cardboard only - no single use plastic.
We post web orders out in cardboard boxes with paper tape. You may find some funny little 'packing peanuts' in your order, these are to protect your purchase and are made from a starch based material - they simply dissolve in water and are made of totally natural materials.
A number of the brands we stock use recycled materials - look out for this info in product titles and descriptions.
It is incredibly important to us to stock brands that hold a similar mindset to us when it comes to sustainability and ethics and we are all improving everyday.
Fast fashion is second only to oil as the world's largest polluter. (1) By shopping mindfully with small brands and independent designers and looking after your purchases, you are automatically cutting down on the mass production of fashion by huge companies.
All our jewellery is handmade by Jade or a member or the small Pepper You team and our promise is to always ensure as little waste as possible.
Any offcuts of clay or acrylic are reused in other designs and we aim everyday to be as environmentally conscious as possible during the making and packing process of Pepper You jewellery.
As we grow and learn we will continue to do our absolute best to stay as positive for the environment as we possibly can. We've only got one world, it's up to us to look after it.
If you have any questions or suggestions about ethics and sustainability at Pepper You please email Jade at firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) 7 Billion for 7 Seas