I was taught to use silica based polishing compounds. As I was researching sustainable studio, I found a vegetable based compound. It was a WIN-WIN. The vegetable based compound provides as good and in many situations a better polish than the silica based compounds. More research needs to be conducted to see what other eco friendly improvements we can incorporate into our studio.
We no longer use paper towels in the studio. To buff our pieces, I use my husband’s old t-shirts. They’re the best!
Use of cloth is the greener option. ... all for a single use, we find that the paper towels and napkins are about twice as energy-intensive and create more greenhouse gases overall.
Although I use beeswax as a lubricant for our piercing. We are researching vegan alternatives!
Our studio contains re-usable water bottles. Fewer bottles will b we sent to landfills.
We have metal and bamboo straws in the studio for drawing water. It’s not only healthier for the environment, but it's also a cost-effective solution.
In an effort to reduce strain on electrical usage, the studio has been outfitted with solar tube lighting. We make a conscious effort to unplug electric devices when not in use.
Our mission is to create a greener studio. We are researching eco friendly opportunities for our studio!
If you have a suggestion, please send it to me at doreen@JewelrybyJames.com
When we travel, we make an effort to use reusable cloth bags.