A-Z Sustainability Initiative
Carbon Footprint Reduction & Recycling Education.
The A-Z Sustainability Initiative is a diversified effort of 1201 B Studios to be as sustainable and ethical as possible throughout all order of operations. As a female owned small business we have a set a goal to reduce our carbon footprint, which is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment based on carbon outputs, so we can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations.
Along side our 'Triple R' Upcycling Project, we strive to be as responsible and sustainable as the fashion industry allows us. Here are a few things we are proud of:
Ethical Working Conditions
Managing Energy Consumption
Limiting Gas Emissions, Transport & Waste
Sustainable & Recycled Metals
Supply Chain Awareness
Establishing Sustainable Business Practices
Fair Wages & Benefits
Eliminating Single Use Plastics
Recyclable & Biodegradable Packaging
Certifications of Authenticity
A 'sustainability efforts' page has been dedicated to keeping our customers educated under the 1201 B Studios umbrella around all updated production, packaging, projects, and certifications. It will also give details on how to reduce impact & end of life scenarios for products and waste.
We care about transparency, authenticity, sustainability, and ethics. In order for the world to change, we need to work together. Sustainability is imperative.
Founder & CEO
We’ve always believed one of the most beautiful things about making jewelry, aside from creating everyday essentials for stylish modern women, is the idea of innate recycling through traditions, heirloom, and the personal meaning of each piece. Jewelry can be recycled repeatedly without altering its properties, even when broken down to its truest form — and that is often where the honest sentimental value lays. Through this initiative, we’ve come to understand the jewelry industry was almost created to upcycle naturally.
In 2020, we set a goal to give new life to unwanted metal jewelry. We have created a ‘Closed-Loop Cycle’ return policy accepting all old or new metal jewelry from any brand located anywhere in the world, in trade for a 25% discount towards your next purchase with us.
The main intention of this initiative is to ‘close the loop’ of buying and discarding. In return, we want to support the circulation of these metals so they never end up in landfill or turned into waste where they can be harmful to the environment. After we’ve collected unwanted jewelry, our next order of operations is to recycle and reuse each piece appropriately. A term coined ‘UpCycling’ will then give these metals a new life in the form of regenerated jewelry, objects, and art projects to be determined by composition and decomposer of each metal.
We know that no one company is perfect, but the ‘Triple R’ Project is our promise to ‘Return, Recycle & Reuse’ while spreading awareness and reduce our carbon footprint as an entire industry.
We invite all jewelry brands to join this initiative.
We don’t think sustainability should be a secret, it should be a standard.
- Reduce - Reduce our overall consumption of “things” in general. This can be as simple as turning off the faucet while brushing our teeth, taking shorter showers with colder water, or pacing the amount of air conditioning we use in the summer or heat in the winter. Carpooling reduces gasoline consumption and reduces the number of cars on the road. You can change most of your essential mail over to paperless; plus, many newspapers, magazines, and bills can be viewed on the internet.
- Buy used products – Purchasing pre-owned materials reduces demand for raw materials, and some pre-owned products are just as functional as their newer counterparts. This will usually cost you less money as well!
- Buy more durable products – Choosing a higher quality durable product over cheaper disposable alternatives is a great way to reduce consumption, and also waste.
- Buy consciously – When available, purchase products that include recycled content or that have reduced environmental impacts.
- Finally, ask yourself, do you actually need this product? If the answer is “no” and you forego the purchase for that reason, you’ve just made a conscious effort to reduce your environmental impact.