PEOPLE + PLANET

Did you know that just globally this year alone 4.6 million tonnes of plastic waste has been dumped into our oceans? Or that there is 24690000sq km's of plastic soup floating out there in the big blue? Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times. We don't want to contribute to that! Over here at IndigoMuse we are in love with our planet, so much so that we have pledged to cut down on the waste going into our landfills and oceans. 

WANNA KNOW HOW?

Below is a list of everything we are doing to help in our part of lowering our footprint and helping the planet be a cleaner place for everyone.

SHIPPING BAGS

Our shipping bags are 100% biodegradable! You can actually take your shipping bag you receive from us, pop it into your compost and it will completely break down within 3-6 months. They even work in worm farms! These black bags are made of cornstarch, PLA (Polylactide, which is made from waste corn and other plants) and PBAT( polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate which will fully biodegrade leaving no toxic residue. It is currently derived from petrochemicals). If you wanna know more about PBAT, just click here . We know they aren't the cutest, but we think helping to save the planet is super sexy.

RECYCLED PACKAGING MATERIALS

We know that packaging is a big plus when it comes to ordering an item. NOthing is better than seeing your package in the mail box and unwrapping it like a special gift to yourself. We want that "ooo" and "ahhh" moment but we are also aware that the majority of packaging is popped right into the garbage. Because we are aware of that, we have made sure that all of the packaging you receive, can be recycled and comes from being recycled. Our care guides, product card, thank you cards and boxes are all made of recycled materials and can be tossed right into your recycling.

REUSABLE ORGANIC COTTON BAGS

When you order a necklace it comes packaged in a beautiful drawstring bag that's handsewn and made from organic cotton. We purposely don't put our logo on these so that you can use them again and again!

WHOLESALE ORDERS

All of our wholesale orders are packaged without plastic! Can you imagine that: receiving a wholesale order and NOT having tons f plastic to throw out. Instead we use packing peanuts that are made from cornstarch and dissolve completely in water.

BRASS

Did you know that brass has the capability to be recycled an infinite amount of times? Infact, the brass industry relies heavily on recycling for its survival. Brass is also less energy intensive and yeilds a smaller carbon footprint. It's also stunning and can be revived to it's natural lustre easily.

CELLULOSE ACETATE

Did you know that tortoise shell use to be made from ACTUAL tortoise shells? It was so popular that the Hawksbill turtle (the turtle tortoise shell was made from) is now critically endangered! The trade of tortoise shell was banned in 1973 worldwide, but is still super popular to this day!  We love the look of tortoise shell, but not the terrible impact it makes, so that's why all of our tortoise shell items are made from non-petroleum based cellulose acetate. Cellulose acetate is a natural and renewable material, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials. It is made from wood pulp and cotton linters and is completely biodegradable!

We also make sure that all of the materials that we use in creating our products have been ethically sourced.  We do not support unethical practices and make sure any sourced materials are not made in a factory with poor working situations or poor living wage.

We feel, as a business and as human beings, that it's super important that we do our part for the planet. It's our home and we have to start cleaning up the mess we keep laying around. 

 peace & love