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of the Principles behind Kerstin Laibach's Vegan and Vegetarian
Inscribed Jewellery Collection
sustainable recycled precious metals and not directly mined and
therefore no further displacement of fragile ecosystems.
Locally-gathered surface stones.
Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
of profits donated to wildlife protection and re-naturing - also
land-care education in developing countries.
No greenwash answers to your questions.
A genuine approach to chemical-hazard-free crafting.
Carbon-inverted targets. (Dedicated to putting more back into
nature than taking from it.)
High definition goldsmith craft and design with every last detail
holistically handmade by Kerstin Laibach... No casting - No plating
-No factory parts - No computer design.
Purely earth-friendly and earth-returnable.
No newly-mined gems ... ever.
Atelier Laibach is the first jewellery maker worldwide to use
ethical clarity label.
Kerstin Laibach never
uses newly mined metals or precious stones - only recycled.
There is already enough previously
mined gold, silver and platinum to be recycled indefinitely ...
is the difference between recycled gold and new-mined gold?)
If you are a responsible
vegan / vegetarian you will no doubt recognise that recycling
old gold, silver platinum and palladium means no further habitat
destruction. Kerstin Laibach will never use any form of new-mined
precious metals... and that means NO Fairtrade - Fairmined precious
metals either. Fairtrade gold, platinum and silver is new-mined
which is being promoted as "green", "environmentally
friendly" "ethical" and even more bizarrely "sustainable".
By its very nature as an "extraction" industry there
is nothing "sustainable" about mining. The only gold
acquisition which can genuinely be "labelled" as sustainable
is recycled (old) gold. Recycled gold - however old it is - is
as pure as new-mined gold and can be infinitely recycled (refined).
Even new-mined gold is refined so it can be graded for hallmarking.
There is NO difference between the quality of new-mined gold and
infinitely recycled gold.
does not use findings (factory-made connectors or chains); and
makes every aspect of a piece by hand, including chains and closing
mechanisms to ensure absolute vegan and environmental integrity
- and also to maintain a refined and lasting quality to her pieces
for generation of wear.
mean you receive a completely honest answer about any ethical
question relating to vegan requirements. Laibach atelier prefers
to explain the more essential moral aspects of Kerstin's creation
process rather than hide any anomalies by simply not mentioning
it ... Kerstin intends to offer her designs to the strictest vegan
with a clear conscience. So, please let Laibach atelier know if
you have any essential requirements regarding the construction
of your piece when ordering.*
As with all Laibach
jewellery, fifteen percent of profits is awarded to our chosen
conservation and wildlife protection projects. See
how we help.
For a full description
of our principles please see:
Laibach Principles - A Slow, Holistic Approach
see this page
regarding Laibach's careful approach and alternatives to ensure
that the most strictest vegan is completely content with her or
his Laibach piece.