sustainability

We either use 99% recycled glass or fresh batch glass which is also incredibly sustainable.  Here's why:
 

Cradle-to-cradle:  Glass is made from all-natural raw materials: sand, soda ash and limestone. Even after continual recycling, glass never loses its quality and clarity.  Glass is also a sustainable substitute for gemstones in jewelry.  It offers endless color options without the harmful environmental effects of mining.

 

Reclamation policy:  Glass is 100% recyclable and made from recycled and renewable materials.  In house we recycle all unusable glass and anything that cannot be reused is sent to be recycled elsewhere.

 

Packaging:  We use recyled, biodegradable packing peanuts and other recyled packaging when possible.  We also opt for digital communications as opposed to large scale mailings and printed catalogs.

 

Easy to disassemble:  Glass is simply melted in the furnace to recycle and make into a new product.  An estimated 80% of recovered glass containers are made into new glass bottles and jars.

 

Made in the USA:  This product is handmade in Los Angeles, CA  which supports local economy and the environment by reducing fuel demands when shipping overseas.  Also we use local suppliers whenever possible to further support the economy and reduce fuel demands and our harmful effect on the environment. 

 

*All glass jewelry is made from Italian Moretti glass.  The glass jewelry components are handmade at the Jenny Gaynor Glass studio in Los Angeles, CA and all jewelry is assembled here as well.  Some metals and gemstones are imported.

 

*The Memory Vases are assembled and handmade also at our studio in Los Angeles, CA.  We no longer make all the vases and ornaments in house.  Some come from local glassblowers, and others are imported from Spain and Poland.