Sustainability

We take sustainability seriously because we love our planet! We are always evaluating our processes, materials, and overall effect on the environment to do our best to build a sustainable and Earth friendly brand. 

 

GIVING BACK 

Carter and Cruz has pledged to donate at least 1% of our annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment and vulnerable communities.

 

MATERIALS

Our jewelry is created using recycled gold filled materials. Using recycled materials means we aren't mining for new raw materials - instead, we are using the materials that are already circulating the jewelry industry. This helps create less of a negative impact on our planet.

 

We recycle all of our scrap materials. This means anything that is defective or that we mess up on - like jump rings, chains, broken clasps, etc - don’t get thrown away! We recycle it so that it can be made into new jewelry. If you have some broken jewelry from us that we can’t repair, feel free to send it back so we can recycle it. 

A big benefit to using high quality materials is that they last. Unlike fast fashion items, our jewelry is meant to be worn daily and for years! The less jewelry you buy throughout your lifetime, the less impact you put on the environment.

 

PACKAGING

We try to make the most joyful unboxing experience you can have for your new pieces, while making as little environmental impact as possible.

All of our packaging is recyclable or reusable - from our paper necklace cards to our compostable mailers. We don’t use any plastic in our packaging, and all of our paper media is made on recycled paper.

We also provide a free and reusable jewelry pouch for you to store your jewelry in when you’re not wearing it. You can also opt out of receiving our free pouch! 

 

    Thanks for following along! As always, we love feedback and suggestions. If you have any ideas for us, please let us know at hello@cartercruzco.com. We love hearing from you! :)