Where It's Made
TOur jewellery is proudly manufactured in Qingdao, China. The port city of Qingdao, also known as the country’s sailing city, is located on the east coast of China in the Shandong province, just south-east of Beijing; it is a hub for fashion jewellery production.
It is of the utmost importance to us that our products are sourced and manufactured responsibly and that we are socially and environmentally conscious global citizens in how we carry out our business.
The May Wind sculpture in the historic May Fourth square of Qingdao, China.
The neighbourhood surrounding the factory.
In our search for a manufacturing partner, we trialed factories from around the world. The samples that came back from a small factory in Qingdao were far and above the best quality. We soon found out the city is a hub for fashion jewelry production, with many of the best brands in the world choosing Qingdao factories for their superior technology and skill in brass-based jewelry production. We simply could not match the same level of skill and quality in our Canadian factories. We work closely with our Qingdao partners and proudly stand behind the quality of each piece.
social & environmental consciousness
• We do not work with or support any manufacturer, supplier, or business partner of any kind that we have reason to believe is conducting their business in a socially irresponsible manner.
• We choose factory partners who have regular social compliance audits, and who share the audit reports with us.
• We visit our factories in Qingdao, China annually to meet with management in person, observe the workers’ environment, and ensure that our products are being produced there.
• In sourcing new manufacturers and materials, we work with a western-based partner company, who focuses on identifying new ethical factories that will meet our needs.