Sustainability & Quality

Everything we make takes something from the planet we can't give back. Merchants of the Sun elevates itself as a social enterprise, a company that identifies its direct impact on this planet and the urgency of our climate emergency. 

Sustainability is not a fashion statement - it's our mission. 

Merchants of the Sun exclusively craft jewellery with recycled 92.5% solid sterling silver. We use wholly recyclable material that can be melted down for reuse. Our silver is sourced from offcuts and waste used in industrial production.

Our packaging is crafted from recycled cardboard and paulownia wood—one of the fastest-growing trees in the world, explicitly farmed for production.⁠

Embodying sustainability from ideation to manufacturing - we batch craft each of our pieces through a 'cradle to cradle' method, ensuring all waste is minimised in production. 

Our environmental stewardship confronts and challenges overconsumption and fast-fashion production, to ensure the well-being and quality of life for present and future generations.

RECYCLED SILVER

Our jewellery is crafted with time and care, handmade from recycled 925 sterling silver and oxidised to add character. Each piece is then individually worn and hammered to give it a rugged aesthetic—creating the charm that it was crafted many years before its time.

By batch-crafting our pieces from 925 Recycled Sterling Silver we are able to stick to a 'cradle to cradle' methodology where waste is minimised in production, and most of our materials used are either renewable resources or already in circulation in closed loops⁠.

Our recycled silver is sourced from offcuts and waste used in industrial production. Our packaging is crafted from both recycled cardboard, and paulownia wood—one of the fastest-growing trees in the world, farmed specifically for production.⁠

TRANSPARENCY

As a label and team, we have many people and parts counting on us. Our community is counting on us to move carefully, and our planet is counting on us to tread lightly.
In the interest of being open about our every move, we are being regularly audited by an external third party. We are working with Climate Active Australia and B Corp, and will keep you updated as to our formal certifications.
To instil confidence in our community, we will also be compiling an annual impact report to summarise the sustainability of our operations, detailing the breakdown of our production, supply, retail and shipping processes. This report will be published at the end of the calendar year.
No questions will be left unanswered; clear-as-day transparency is the only way forward.

SLOW CREATION

We have taken our foot off the gas to incorporate a higher level of responsibility and consideration across all of our business practices.
Moving forward, we will only offer limited collections, in addition to our core range. Each piece is designed to transcend trends and become mainstays of your wardrobe, rather than contributing to excessive or mindless consumption.