Nizhóní Jewelry Design supports ethical, local, eco-friendly practices by purchasing and sourcing the majority of materials from US manufacturers, individual artisans, and wholesalers.
Nizhóní Jewelry Design employs responsible sourcing practices in the jewelry supply chain and with the use of sustainable and upcycled materials.
At Nizhoni, we utilize materials that have a minimal impact on the environment and utilize materials that are not involved with conflict.
Using semi-precious stones, precious stones, and gems presents additional concerns for environmental and social welfare regarding mining.
Upcycled Vintage coral is from old stocks, vintage sales and is never purchased from suppliers that poached harvest coral from the ocean. Nizhóní follows all US and international laws.
Bamboo Faux Coral is used in some jewelry as an eco-friendly beautiful option. All jewelry with Bamboo Faux Coral is clearly labeled.
Bone is ethically sourced from individual hunters, Indigenous owned shops, pow wows, trade markets and from non-indigenous wholesalers who are committed to sustainable harvesting of bone and to ethical wages.
The majority of sourcing is from U.S. mines in the southwest region of the US. Since we purchase the majority of turquoise directly from the mines, we know that the turquoise is ethically sourced. Some turquoise is antique and vintage and we do not know where it originated in every case. We strongly believe in lessening the impact of mining whenever possible by using recycled materials giving their natural beauty a chance to be expressed in a new design and aesthetic.
Some materials such as acrylic is made from plastic polymer and is not biodegradable. All Nizhoni Jewelry is created with the highest quality items and is made to last. Replace fast-fashion jewelry with statement pieces from Nizhoni. All Nizhoni Jewelry is created with the highest quality items and is made to last.
Fast Fashion is one of the biggest causes of climate change, loss of biodiversity, and changes in nitrogen flows among other negative impacts on Mother Earth.
"Between human overpopulation, free market economies, and societal value of materialism, high demand yields even higher production and surplus waste. The use of plastics ...is a small link in a much bigger chain" -Sustainable Jungle
If each of us as individuals and businesses are intentional about how we make purchases we can deeply change the trajectory for Mother Earth and all people.
Controlling our consumerism is a very impactful way to live a sustainable lifestyle. Plus, being ethical is sexy.