HANDMADE & UPCYCLED JEWELRY
Started by a team of 5 polytechnic students, The Eco Gem started to transform recyclables and turning them into beautiful yet sustainable jewelry.
This is through a process of Upcycling, the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. Unlike Recycling, where it involves the use of machinery and the introduction of new virgin materials, Upcycling can be done by you and me. All we need are some simple tools, scraps of materials and a little creativity :)
You may be wondering why Jewerly? To be honest, it was an interest in Jewelry by one of the co-founders that led to the start of The Eco Gem. Furthermore, we realised that eco-friendly/sustainable/upcycled Jewelry tends to be very expensive. Hence, we wanted to provide affordable handmade & upcycled Jewelry.
Through the creative repurposing of everyday items such as soap dispenser tubes, plastic bottles & table mats, The Eco Gem advocates conscious living through the upcycled accessory pieces.
All of our upcycled accessories are handmade with love, and be sure to feel unique and in style with us in this eco-conscious journey!
Composed of biobased renewable materials
Leftover flower parts are salvaged through our bioresin floral collection in collaboration with Blossom Floral Design.
Elements of unwanted waste materials (eg. packaging, food wrappers) are strategically sealed in the bioresin.
The Eco Gem is proud to be part of the Zero Waste Packaging Initiative which is a ground-up movement started to encourage businesses to adopt a circular packaging system, provide support and recognise businesses who reduce their waste through those means.
These are the list of packaging materials we re-use for mailing without compromising protection:
- Bubble wraps
- Unwanted tapes
We are still working towards reusing 100% of our packaging.