Our commitment to sustainability
At Folie à Trois, we hold the conviction that creating exquisite jewelry and accessories need not come at the expense of our principles, society, or the environment. Genuine sustainability, in our view, involves openly addressing our ecological and societal impacts.
To that end, we aim to strike a balance between employing recycled and ethically sourced materials that assist communities reliant on the sector. We consider traceability to be critical, as it permits us to verify the authenticity of our materials and enhance the social and environmental effects of our creations. Our ultimate objective, as we expand our reach globally and broaden our networks, is to maximize the transparency and traceability of our supply chain.
For our jewelry
We work with sterling silver as base material over gold due to its lower environmental impact. Unlike gold, the production of which heavily relies on fossil fuels and requires more energy, silver is obtained as a byproduct of other forms of industrial mining. This lowers its environmental impact as it is not mined separately. In contrast, the manufacturing of gold often results in chemical waste products that can harm nearby ecosystems.
At its heart, sustainable silver jewelry is designed to last. Just like ‘slow fashion’, sustainable jewelry is made to be worn for years using high-quality materials. Sterling silver is one of the most sustainable types of jewelry as it is eternal and can be recycled again and again without losing its quality.
For our accessories
We use acetate for our accessories like hairclips and combs. Acetate a type of material used in the fashion industry that is made from plant-based sources, such as wood pulp and cotton linters. It is a popular alternative to traditional acetate, which is derived from petroleum-based sources and is not eco-friendly.
Sustainable acetate is a more sustainable and ethical option as it is made from renewable sources and has a lower impact on the environment. The production process of sustainable acetate also uses less energy and generates less waste than traditional acetate.
Moreover, sustainable acetate can be recycled, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or the ocean. It is also biodegradable, which means that it can break down naturally without harming the environment.
We are proud to say that our commitment to sustainability extends to our packaging, which is carefully designed to be both eco-friendly and 100% recyclable. By using materials that are biodegradable or easily recyclable, we aim to reduce the amount of waste generated by our products and minimize their impact on the environment.
We understand that packaging is a critical part of our products, and we take our responsibility to reduce its environmental impact seriously. That's why we work tirelessly to identify and implement the most sustainable solutions available, such as using recycled materials or developing innovative packaging designs that require less material.
In addition to reducing our environmental footprint, we believe that using eco-friendly and recyclable packaging also creates a more positive customer experience. By making it easy for our customers to recycle our packaging, we hope to inspire more people to make sustainable choices and contribute to a healthier planet.
Behind the brand you wear, there are many incredible individuals, and it is our duty to ensure that they work in safe, healthy, and fair conditions. We are dedicated to prioritizing people and will continuously enhance our sustainability efforts in this regard. After all, the people who create our products and how they are treated are significant considerations.
As a responsible entity, we prioritize collaborating with businesses that share our vision and mission of creating a better future for our planet. Therefore, we carefully select partners who are not only committed to achieving their business objectives but also have a strong desire to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations. Our goal is to foster a mutually beneficial relationship with these like-minded organizations, where we can work together to reduce our collective environmental impact and make a positive contribution to society.
“Sustainability is a journey, you do not become sustainable overnight. Every day, every month, every year we learn more and with everything we do, we also see new opportunities".