Responsibility is at the heart of our business and it's why illi exists in the form it does.
It's always possible to do more - no business or human can ever claim to be doing enough - but we are trying to operate in the most responsible way possible with the resources, knowledge and understanding available to us at the present time.
We've highlighted our key focus areas below but we are always assessing where and how we can do more.
From the outset, we chose to work exclusively with manufacturers and suppliers who were able to guarantee that our precious metals would contain 100% recycled content and our lab-grown diamonds and gemstones would be conflict-free.
Our packaging is as plastic-free as possible at the moment. The only (indirect) plastic in our packaging is microfibre, which we use for the insert of our wooden jewellery box, and our pouches. Everything else is recyclable and largely made from recycled materials. Read more about our packaging. We are aiming to have our packaging completely redesigned and be 100% plastic-free in the near future.
All of our order deliveries are carbon neutral. We source offsets from Cloverly to counteract the emissions from shipping every order. Our ultimate goal is to be a carbon-neutral company and we are actively researching how best to achieve this in the shortest timeframe possible.
Our founders have both been vegan for many years and this guides their decision-making when selecting materials and supplies. We will never use animal-based glues or dyes in our packaging and will never use imagery of animals being exploited (even if they are not being harmed) in our marketing or advertising material.
If you have any suggestions for how we can improve our sustainability or environmental/social practices, please contact us.