The factory utilises recycled materials to create the pieces in our collection. These materials are sourced from the offcuts and scraps from the factory and then melted downed and reused. This does not in any way compromise the quality of the metals used but does mean that you can enjoy your items knowing that they were made in a manner which is kind to the environment. In the process, we also ensure that no harmful materials such as lead or nickel are used.
FEMALE BASED BUSINESS
Our factory concentrates is employment opportunities with women with approximately 80% of artisans and 100% of office staff being female. This is fundamentally important as often females are underrepresented in the workforce in India. Through having access to quality work, these women are then able to support and nurture themselves and their families.
ABOVE AVERAGE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
It was important to us to make sure that the artisans making our pieces received appropriate compensation and were being taken care of. Each worker’s shift is 8 hours with a mandatory 1-hour break. They also have 20 days of annual leave per year in addition to all public holidays. In addition to this, they benefit from worker insurance and further internal and external training opportunities.
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS BUSINESS
The factory utilises a work from the home program which allows disadvantaged and typically older women (60+ often) to create extension chains in their free time to supplement their household's income. This provides them with a degree of financial freedom and allows them to contribute to the families financial wellbeing.
QUALITY PIECES AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE
Our goal is to make high-quality items affordable for everyone with a budget. We want our Slani friends to make wiser decisions when choosing their jewellery so that they can own pieces which will last longer and avoid fast fashion items made from materials which are harmful to both people and the environment. Even though we keep our costs low we work with an ethical manufacturer and look to save money on rent, packaging, marketing and other business expenses.
FOCUS ON SKIN FRIENDLY JEWELLERY
We focus on skin-friendly jewellery that is suitable for individuals with sensitive skin. We do this by using high-quality materials in the production of our jewellery. All of our pieces are either highly gold plated or gold filled. Gold plating is where layers of gold are attached to an underlying layer of base metal through an electroplating process. Gold-filled jewellery, on the other hand, has the layer of gold mechanically attached. We also ensure that all gold plating/filling is at least 18K to produce a better-looking item which is kinder to your skin.
WORKING ON REDUCING WASTE
At Slani, we are committed to building an environmentally friendly business. One of the largest contributors to global waste is needless packaging which ends up in our oceans and pollutes our planet. To combat this, we try to avoid plastic as much as possible and use only recycled paper for our packaging and mailing. The jewellery we manufacture is also made primarily from recycled materials. While we know we are not yet perfect, we are always on the lookout for how to do things better!