If you've been here a while you'll know that sustainability and looking after the planet has always been something I've put front and centre in my business - from using solely Vegan materials, to bamboo silks for tassels to entirely recycled/recyclable materials for my packaging and marketing materials - and this collection is an extension of that work.
What's the Story?
Last year I set myself the challenge to create a collection of mala beads that used no woods or crystals, only seeds or materials that were either recycled or easily-renewable. What this has resulted in is a collection designed using new materials such as recycled skateboards and recycled glass, bamboo, banyan seeds, ceramics designed by artisans from here in the UK and cooperatives further afield, to name just a few of them. My sourcing aims have been to support small businesses and people who want to do things a little differently. These collections have been deliberately created to be small-scale, meaning that designs will always be limitedto mimic the seasons and the ebb and flow of Mother Nature Herself.
Passing it on...
On top of this, there is a charity element. Each piece will donate £5 to a named charity. As there are five designs, I have chosen five charities to correspond with each design. These range from a period poverty charity to one dedicated to the health of our oceans.
Find Out More...
Over the course of the next lunar month (full moon to full moon), I'll be dropping into my social media feeds (links at the bottom of this email) and blog to highlight the materials and charities that I'm working with and donating to, showing off current designs in the collection, as well as tips covering all aspects of the topic of 'sustainability.'
For me, this is all about getting back to the practice and keeping things simple. I'm utterly thrilled that this collection is about to see the light of day and look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.