How we do our part in

Sustainability & Packaging

We absolutely LOVE packaging at The Gatherer’s Grove! You may hear me raving about how much I adore packaging your orders on Instagram and we get some of the loveliest unboxing videos and photos from our customers -

In saying this, I am extremely passionate in reducing our foot print and have worked hard to source materials that can handle being sent through the post with out using plastic protectants. I am super happy to have found a supplier that produces our jewellery mailing boxes, they’re made for posting so we can avoid using bubble wraps or any plastic materials!

To reduce unnecessary packaging we opted for luxury jewellery boxes which include a protectant foam to store your beautiful pieces! Each order comes with one of these  complimentary gift boxes!

Please note; If you are ordering multiple gifts and need extra gift boxes, you may add them to your cart and let us know in the note section which jewels you want in the boxes - Otherwise your entire order will come in the one gift box.

When mailing your parcels, you will receive your package in a biodegradable shipping mailer!

Our mailers are made from the following ingredients; 

- Corn starch (from corn not fit for consumption)

- PLA (Polylactide, which is made from waste corn too and other plants)

- and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate)

You can expect your mailer to biodegrade in 180 days in a compost and are safe for our worm friends in a worm farm!

Jewellery Process & Sustainability

Similar to our work with reducing plastic and looking after our Mother Nature, it is important for us to align with designers that have sustainable manufacturing and ethical work practices at their forefront -

“Our factory is doing some incredible work towards mindful and sustainable production, with the ultimate goal of becoming net-zero in carbon emissions by 2030.

Joining 900 other companies as part of the B-Corp Climate Collective, and this year moving to 100% renewable energy, our factory is now completely solar powered. This pivotal move to solar energy is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 436.80 metric tonnes in the first year alone. Some of their key achievements from last year also included, the recycling of over 4889 ounces of silver through certified recycling centres, reducing reliance on mined silver, and the reduction of 500,000 plastic bags from the production process (equivalent of 1996 kilograms). With some very key procedures already in place, and a clear roadmap to further developments towards a fully integrated approach to sustainability, we are proud to work with the teams we do in the production of your jewels”