TRANSPARENCY & SUSTAINABILITY

CONNECTING THROUGH ARTISANSHIP

CONNECTING THROUGH ARTISANSHIP

Anna Beck is committed to bettering the world, lifting up other voices, and using our jewelry as a bridge for awareness and change. We are committed to being ethical, thoughtful, and transparent. We strive to better our community, creating opportunities for our artisans to thrive in healthy conditions, offering above and beyond fair wages, all while sustaining a heritage skill. Whenever possible, we use best practices for sustainability. Our commitment is to continue to be better and do better every year.

At Anna Beck, we celebrate the beauty of connection, working with heritage artisans in Bali who practice the art of handmade techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. We thrive in collaboration and connecting to cultures through our designs. We are committed to bettering the world, using our jewelry as a bridge for change.


Every time you wear an Anna Beck piece, we hope it serves as a thoughtful reminder to give more thanks, connect more meaningfully, love more deeply, and radiate more goodness into the world.

At Anna Beck, we celebrate the beauty of connection, working with heritage artisans in Bali who practice the art of handmade techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. We thrive in collaboration and connecting to cultures through our designs. We are committed to bettering the world, using our jewelry as a bridge for change.


Every time you wear an Anna Beck piece, we hope it serves as a thoughtful reminder to give more thanks, connect more meaningfully, love more deeply, and radiate more goodness into the world.

OUR EARTH IN MIND

Anna Beck is committed to ethical and sustainable business practices. We carefully evaluate our impact on the world and strive to minimize harm. Though we can’t change how our items are shipped, we can ship them in materials we feel good about and ease the shipping footprint with the purchases of carbon offsets. Here are the steps we are currently taking to improve our sustainable efforts:

 

  • We are currently off-setting our energy use by purchasing carbon offsets through Cool Effect, a crowdfunding platform that provides the opportunity to support carbon emissions reductions by funding carbon-reducing projects around the world. Cool Effect is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can find about their projects here.
  • Our goal is to be using recycled paper and soy ink in all aspects of our packaging and packing materials by the end of 2021, eliminating all plastic from packages our customers receive.
  • All Anna Beck pieces come with a lifetime guarantee. We offer and encourage the use of our restoration services of all Anna Beck pieces - sending your piece back to our workshop to be restored to its original glory.

 

We will always find ways to improve our sustainability efforts and commit ourselves to this work with full transparency.

WORKSHOP TRANSPARENCY

Anna Beck has been collaborating with a workshop in Bali since 2003 that exclusively makes our pieces using traditional Balinese craftsmanship. In a fast-paced world of quantity over quantity, these techniques are a dying art that is more and more rare to find. One of our missions is to keep this artform alive and well: not only utilizing ancient techniques, but collaborating with our artisans to seek out new handmade techniques to pass on to future generations. The workshop employs 78 staff, 20 of these are in-house Artisans and 58 work from their homes, and working conditions are extremely important to us.

 

Such as:

  • All artisans are given a safe working environment that prides itself on zero accidents. Proper safety equipment and attire is provided.
  • All of our workshop artisans are fairly compensated, paid well over Indonesia’s minimum wage with the opportunity to earn bonuses, offering them an opportunity to provide better education to their families, healthy and safe homes, and opportunities to grow and advance.
  • Work weeks are 8 hours a day, 5 ½ days a week, with paid holidays.
  • Everyone receives health care, money for lunch and reimbursement for transportation to and from the factory.
  • Remote work artisans are able to work from home rather than traveling outside of their village to help provide for their families.

 

Sourcing:

All of our vendors whom we source from are required to sign an Anna Beck Supplier Code of Conduct. You can see a copy of this here.

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