Nozomi’s core values are transformation, collaboration, and blessing. As we move forward in those things, we want to consider the wider impact our business has on the world.
According to our research, sustainable and ethical practices generally fall under three major categories:
- People: Labor practices
- Planet: Environment
- Animal: Avoid animal cruelty
We know that we cannot change overnight, so we have decided to tackle a few things at a time. Our first focus is also at the heart of why we started Nozomi Project: people.
As we researched our supply chain in depth, we were pleased to find that some of our jewelry parts came from places that consciously provide safe working environments and pay living wages to their workers. For those that don’t, we’ve started to shift our purchasing patterns. Our Dara Matching Sets are the first to benefit from these new purchasing patterns.
Nozomi’s secondary focus is on environmental impact. Our packaging in particular begins to take this into consideration, as we’ve looked for recycled and recyclable options.
We know this isn’t enough, and we don’t plan to stop here. But we want to give you, our customers, a chance to be part of this process with us. We are making some of these reimagined products available for purchase, even while we continue to research ways to improve our entire product line.
Dara Collection Materials:
Pottery shards are upcycled from Japan.
Jewelry findings are from Nina Designs.
Packaging is all plastic-free, recyclable materials.
Gift bags are from denim offcuts and QC-failed jeans, in partnership with Cambodian women.