The intention to create consciously
is part of our DNA
As a manufacturer and retailer of fine jewellery, it is of the utmost importance to Natalie Marie Jewellery to create responsibly, source mindfully and ensure that all of our pieces are produced sustainably and ethically. Sustainability may be trending in the fashion industry right now but for us it’s always been a priority to handcraft our beautiful jewellery as sustainably as possible, especially in an industry that has a reputation for being slow in finding its ecological conscience.
The fast fashion industry has supported a culture of devaluing well-made, thoughtfully purchased jewellery in favour of disposable, seasonal pieces which have a limited life-span. We believe that jewellery should have meaning and sentimental significance and we want our customers to invest in their own NMJ piece because they feel connected to not only the aesthetic of the piece, but the story behind it.
With this in mind we will continue our journey to produce conscious jewellery and our pledge to our customers is to always be transparent and to do our due diligence. We will do all we can to continue to help contribute to a more ecologically sustainable world for this generation and those to follow.
Handmade to order
At Natalie Marie, we make every piece to order. Handcrafting our jewellery predominantly in-house gives us complete control over the process - from sourcing and production to setting, finishing and packaging and it also means we can minimise the amount of waste within our work.
We create one sample per season and then every single piece ordered in store or online is made specifically for the customer. As an extension of this, our select curation of wholesale accounts order a set number of pieces per season which are handcrafted specifically for them in their chosen materials.
Our studio practices
We try to consider each step of the process equally in regards to our internal practises and their ecological impacts. When it comes to sending our pieces, we are working towards sending all of our parcels in 100% recyclable boxes or bubble mailers that are biodegradable, sourced and made in Australia, removing ourselves from daily single use plastic as much as possible. We are working towards a recycled/recyclable ring box, and hope to offer this in the near future. In the meantime, we suggest keeping your ring boxes to safely store your precious pieces.
Our trusted suppliers
We are however, aware that the supply chain does not start with us and that we have a responsibility to understand every element of where our materials are sourced, how they are obtained and what is involved in each step of the process.
Over the last few years, we have invested time and resources in assessing our entire supply chain thoroughly, equipping ourselves with the right expertise to ensure we can continue to improve our practises and tread as lightly as possible. Throughout this process we have forged strong and trusting relationships with our suppliers, which are paramount to our continuing growth and development as a responsible jewellery company. We always aim to be transparent with our community and as sustainability is a journey not a destination, we are continually looking for ways to improve our practices.
We are on a journey
When you choose NMJ, you can do so with confidence that we’re doing all that we can to make the right choices and connections on behalf of you, our customer, to ensure that the piece you own is intrinsically conscious. We take great pride and care in crafting each piece for our customers, understanding the value and significance that they hold. As a company, we are continuously building on our sustainability practices and we welcome any feedback or suggestions our customers may have.
Thank you for walking this journey with us.