Ethical with an Edge
Handmade and Committed to Sustainability and Ethical Practices
Our brand purpose goes beyond making and selling jewelry. Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. The fashion and jewelry industry has long had a dark side, from blood diamonds to child labor in sweatshops, and the waste and human rights abuses that are committed today in the name of fast fashion. As creators and consumers, our choices now have a global impact. This is why we consider how things are made to be important and this to be part of our responsibility as a business and global citizens. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. This is why we make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fair trade gemstones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled and biodegradable materials.
As a member of Ethical Metalsmiths and part of their advisory group, we hope to be among the first movers bringing transparency and sustainable practices into the jewelry world. To learn more about Ethical Metalsmiths and Fairmined gold and ethically sourced gems, visit: ethicalmetalsmiths.org. For more information on our pieces and practices, please contact us, we're happy to share and answer any questions you might have. All of our pieces are made in our studio in San Diego and we use low-impact, environmentally conscious studio practices to lessen our footprint.
Who We Work With
We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing, because it’s important. To us, to you, to the women and men who mined the stones we use to create our pieces. We support projects that help those working in the jewelry supply chain by working to end the use of toxic chemicals such as mercury which poisons the miners, the environment, and leaves lasting effects in their communities that can be felt for generations. We also donate a portion of each sale to organizations that help empower women locally and globally and work to end domestic violence and human trafficking because that’s part of the future we want to see.
Here are some of the organizations we work with: