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Sustainability

FASHION WASTE PROBLEM

The fashion industry is one of the major contributors to global waste, producing an estimated 92 million tons of textile waste each year. The ✨bright✨ side for Boma is that working with silver and gold allows us to recycle our materials infinitely.

OUR SOLUTION

Zero-Waste Approach

Starting with high-quality precious metals, our goal is to be zero waste by practicing a closed loop, circular way to our business. We achieve this by working in partnership with our customers and community.

3 Steps to Recycle Your Boma Jewelry

step 1

Gather any unused Sterling Silver Jewelry you have.

Look for the hallmarks in your jewelry. All Boma Jewelry is sterling silver and hallmarked "925" or "b925".

STEP 2

Send it back to Boma Jewelry in the mail.

Send it by post to:

41 Dravus St, Suite 20, Seattle, WA 98109

step 3

We responsibly recycle your returned pieces to be made into new silver grain.

This is an actual photo of silver grain that was created from unused, broken jewelry pieces and will be used to create new jewelry.

Circularity Highlights

RECYCLING

1,049 Pounds

Within our production process, we recycle every bit of silver scrap from the casting process. Any leftover silver isn't thrown away; instead, it's melted down and reused for new pieces. Last year, we recycled over 1,000 pounds of silver from our manufacturing process. That's equivalent to the weight of 200 house cats or 7,000 smartphones!

 

recycling

50,249 Items

Over the past two years, we've collaborated with Ridwell as the jewelry recycling partner for Seattle, South Sound, and Bellingham. Ridwell is a Seattle-based startup that has expanded its recycling service to over 40 cities, focusing on items not typically accepted by curbside recycling. 

In our first year in partnership we received over 110 boxes of jewelry from the Seattle area, each weighing over 20 pounds. In total our team processed 1,948 pounds of jewelry or 52,894 items. We sorted the total collection into various groups including repair, renew, donation, and recycling. At the end of our process we diverted over 94.97% (50,249 items) of the collection from landfill.

From this recycling partnership, we were able to recycle 48% of the collection or 25,306 items and received hundreds of original Boma pieces as well!

 

secondhand & vintage

1,000s Items

Today there are thousands of new and pre-owned pieces of Boma Jewelry being sold on sites like Ebay, Etsy from our over 40 years in the business. The lasting quality of our jewelry speaks to how our jewelry can be enjoyed for generations.

 

Boma Jewelry is B Corp Certified

Boma Jewelry is a proud B Corp Certified company. B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

Boma's Story

Boma Jewelry is a family-owned company based in Seattle, WA. Today Boma remains committed to creating high-quality, sustainable jewelry that's made to last.

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