John Hardy and Why You Should Buy It
Shopper’s remorse is something most of us have experienced at one time or another, but John Hardy is changing that by offering a quality product, accompanied by a shopping experience you can feel proud about. With their commitment to reducing the company’s carbon footprint, John Hardy takes sustainability as seriously as the quality, luxury, and craftsmanship of their jewelry.
For starters, each piece sold by the brand is made by local artisans in Bali. There are currently over 700 of these artisans, who are provided with vocational training and financial support. Some of these artisans started working for John Hardy while they were disadvantaged orphans, and are now training up the next generation. When you purchase a piece of John Hardy jewelry, you are therefore supporting the lives of many Balinese people as they earn a living, while still staying true to their culture and artisanship.
As if that weren’t enough, John Hardy also takes its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and staying green very seriously. For example, each piece in the Bamboo collection ensures that as the jewelry is created, the company promises to plant bamboo stalks to offset the production of each individual piece. Then the number of bamboo stalks that were planted for that specific piece is engraved on the back, so you, the wearer, know exactly how you are contributing back to the environment! An informed consumer is a happy consumer, after all! Not only is planting bamboo stalks a great way to bring awareness to environmental sustainability, it is also another way that John Hardy has found to give back to the Balinese people, who use the bamboo for building schools and purifying water. And how great is it to know just how many bamboo stalks you helped plant with your purchase? Green thumb not required, just green consciousness. And that, John Hardy really does have in spades.
While it is true that not every jewelry company provides both sustainable luxury and world changing business practices, John Hardy does and we are incredibly proud to support such an inspiring business with such amazing creations. We hope you do the same. After all, it is only by supporting businesses such as these that we can create change, even if it’s one jewelry piece and one bamboo stalk at a time.The brand prides itself in sustainable luxury, is a proud member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, and uses 100% certified reclaimed silver and gold, as well as gemstones sourced under best practices. Such is John Hardy’s dedication to reducing its carbon footprint that it extends even to the structure of their factory in Bali, which is built entirely of natural materials to uphold the integrity of the existing environment and can be returned to rice fields within 3 months’ time if needed!
Please join us this Thursday, March 16th at Walters & Hogsett from 4-7pm for our spring Hardy Party! Bring a few friends, combine your purchases and you could save up to 20%! For more information, click here!