Ethically Sourced & Recycled Metals
All the precious metals Carolina de Barros use are repurposed from old jewelry, electronics and other industrial by-products. Their supplier is a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council, which ensures that metals are ethically sourced and 100% recycled. In addition, using recycled metals instead of mined materials not only reduces carbon emissions by two thirds, but also reduces water usage, slows consumption of natural resources, and protects groundwater from being contaminated. And any scrap metal they generate is melted down for reuse.
They also get their gemstones and pearls from trusted RJC-certified suppliers. Each gemstone is hand-picked for quality and each of their ethically farmed pearls is completely unique.
Locally Handcrafted In London
Supporting local craftsmanship and small businesses is part of Carolina de Barros’s DNA. After all, this is their community. Each piece is handmade on demand at their London studio and cast by a family-run business, whose know-how has been passed down through generations. In turn, by keeping their production local, instead of outsourcing, they are also reducing their carbon emissions.
In today’s whirlwind of excess, Carolina de Barros have decided to focus on slow production and quality rather than quantity. They believe that the key to sustainability —less waste, reduced carbon emissions, less mindless consumption— starts by making timeless designs that can last for generations.