Sunday, June 1, 2008

How Recycling Jewelry Works

So how does this whole recycling jewelry thing work, you may be asking... well I have a few ideas! You can donate jewelry...

  1. In Person
    Anywhere I am, I'll be accepting jewelry! If you want to visit my workshop, e-mail me to arrange a time. If you see me at the office, on the weekends, at a sale etc. bring your donations!
  2. Mail Recycling Program
    Send me an e-mail and I'll arrange shipping for your mail donations. I am happy to cover the cost of sending donations to me here in Vancouver. In certain cities there is a central location where you can drop donated jewelry to be sent together in one bulk shipment - inquire for details!
  3. Partner with other green national retailer and have drop boxes
    In the future, I hope to have ecocessories partner with a national retailer of sustainable fashion. At the store, a drop box for jewelry would be available. Periodically, I would arrange for bulk shipments of the recycled jewelry.

Tell me what you think by commenting or e-mailing jessica@ecocessories.ca! Which of these ideas for recycling jewelry makes the most sense to you?

3 comments:

  1. willy's in muskoka (port carling and bala) would be great to partner with. they only do business in the summer really but it goes after the market you want and they have a lot of independent kind of stuff. Also, try some places around Queen and John in Toronto. Groovy is a cool store but they sell mostly shoes, and that's where they are, but there's a million others that I just don't know the names of.

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  2. Hey Jess!
    Congrats on this new endeavor. I recommend checking out a company called Preloved. (www.preloved.ca) It's a company that does a very similar thing, but with clothes, and has become pretty popular with their unique designs created from vintage pieces. I first came to know it in Toronto, but have found that some nice boutiques out East carry it too. I know they have some stores that are strictly preloved, but do work with other retailers too--- check 'em out, you may get inspired,

    If you ever need anything on the marketing/advertising/branding front, give me a should, i'd be glad to help.

    Good luck with this!

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  3. and my should, i clearly mean shout.

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