JOHN HARDY - Earth Day: Nature & Cure
WEAR BAMBOO, PLANT BAMBOO
John Hardy is the original creator of the bamboo jewelry motif, designed to exist in harmony with nature and the environment, reflecting care for earth.
For every purchase from the Bamboo Collection, we plant a number of seedlings in Indonesia to offset our carbon footprint.
In addition, the brand provides the local communities with training on the benefits of growing bamboo and correct bamboo forestry. John Hardy has also partnered with nonprofit 1,000 Bamboo Villages to further ensure that these communities are able to build a sustainable, profitable future through bamboo cultivation and harvesting.
Since 2007, over one million seedlings have been planted as a result of sales from the Bamboo Collection, enough to cover New York City’s Central Park six times over. The number of seedlings planted on your behalf is engraved on the inside of each piece, as a heartening reminder of your beneficial impact. Simply put: when you wear Bamboo, you plant bamboo.
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WORKPLACES AND BOUTIQUES
John Hardy is committed to preserving the natural beauty of Bali.
John Hardy Workshop and Kapal Bamboo boutique, form a low-impact compound built of green materials, most notably bamboo. In fact, Kapal Bamboo boutique was constructed by tethering together single stands of giant bamboo over 90 feet tall, creating graceful arches that float on stilts, allowing the natural irrigation system, the “subak” sacred in Balinese culture, to flow underneath and remain uninterrupted. It is operated in harmony with the surroundings and community. The John Hardy Workshop and Kapal Bamboo boutique is built from low- impact materials and set among 400 acres that include rice paddies and farms. As an example of sustainable architecture, the John Hardy Kapal Bamboo Boutique was built in such a way that the land can be returned to rice fields within three months.
The mission of global sustainability is an integral facet of the brand, and part of how we introduce ourselves to clients at our boutiques. These retail spaces are composed of sustainable, non-toxic materials such as plaster and polished concrete, with locally-sourced US walnut and fully recyclable floating panels of etched glass.
RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL
As a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council as well as being compliant to the Kimberly Process, John Hardy is committed to codes of practice that ensure our stones, diamonds and metals are conflict- free and ethically produced every step of the way. In addition to joining the RJC, we partner exclusively with retailers, suppliers and other partners who uphold RJC’s standards. This ensures that every step of John Hardy’s manufacturing and delivery is responsibly conducted.
The same sense of responsibility is applied to the packaging. From jewelry boxes to shopping bags, all paper materials are now certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit that manages the environmental and economic benefits of trees.