Every pieces of Campfire & Compass Jewellery will be sent out in an eco-friendly cardboard jewellery box that has our unique logo embossed on it. These boxes are made from a FSC® Certified* blend of organic and recycled materials - even the glue is 100% eco friendly!
A small few of these boxes still contain a foam backing for your jewellery, eco-cardboard inserts are now available but I have been phasing the use of them out as the foam is made from plastic.
If you order hook earrings you may notice that I have placed small silicone stoppers on the hooks. These are to prevent them falling off the cardboard earring backings but you can also wear them on your earrings to prevent them from falling out of your ears. Silicone does not release harmful chemicals when it breaks down nor does it create microplastic particles that pollute the earth.
If you order multiple pieces of jewellery I will aim to use as few jewellery boxes as possible, but if you need a separate box per item, please let me know in the message box during your check-out.
My business cards and even earring cards are all made from recycled cardboard too!
99% of the time I use recyclable, cardboard, mailing boxes and use tissue paper or shredded paper to pack them out if need be. On small occasions when your order is too large for the mailing boxes I purchase I will use a pre-loved padded jiffy bag or box that I have received supplies in.
It's my opinion that reusing and recycling is more important than brand new swanky mailing bags that often get popped straight into the bin, but rest assured that your jewellery will still be beautifully packaged in my branded boxes.
I would love it if you would re-use or recycle the packaging your jewellery arrives in too!
Where possible I use Ecosilver, which is made from 100% recycled silver from old jewellery, medical equipment, electrical equipment and giftware. It has exactly the same quality and characteristics as .925 sterling silver but with a much smaller carbon footprint! Neat huh?
I also recycle my own silver off-cuts in-house and form it into fresh sheets of sterling silver to create more jewellery!
Any off-cuts too small to use, filings and silver dust is swept into a pot, and once it's full it gets sent off to a refiner to clean out the impurities and form back into useable silver. Nothing is wasted!
My favourite thing about working with precious metal is that it's infinitely recyclable so you don't have to worry about contributing to landfill from production waste or simply when your jewellery becomes too worn or broken to wear anymore.
ANIMAL THEMED JEWELLERY
You may have noticed that I make and sell jewellery such as fox teeth and jackdaw claws and wondered if any animals were harmed in the making of the jewellery and if any animal parts are actually in the jewellery or not? You'll be pleased and relieved to know that the answers are "no" and "no"!
I love to be in nature, and any animal parts used for my jewellery are remains that I've found in the wild, such as a fox skull found while walking down a woodland or countryside path or bird skulls washed up in the long grasses at the beach. I've always been a bit of a gruesome kid, collecting things like these for years, so it's nice to replicate them in silver and know that they are safe and durable to wear and will last a lifetime.
For anyone wondering if the bird claw, or fox tooth is inside the silver somewhere, you can relax now, it's not! A mould is taken of the tooth/claw, and in a long and technical process, silver is poured into the mould to make an exact replica with none of the gross stuff!
If you have a claw/tooth/bone or even a twig you got overly attached to on a walk, that you'd like making in to jewellery please contact me! I'd love to make your sentimental artefact into a gorgeous piece of jewellery for you!