Since the beginning one of Nootka's main company values has been to work with recycled materials. All our silver is therefore 100% recycled 925 sterling silver. Since mining new silver causes a lot of damage on the environment, our first step was to only use silver that has been recycled. This silver may come from pre-owned jewelry or from our own old collections that we decide to melt down and reshape into new designs. Our vision is to create our own Nootka lifecycle and to take an even bigger resonsibility towards a more sustainable jewelry industry.
ALL OUR JEWELRY IS CRAFTED BY HAND
We are proud to say that our goldsmiths have more than 40 years of experience. Creating jewelry by hand is a true craftsmanship and artwork. Every piece is unique in some way, something that we strongly value at Nootka.
MADE IN STOCKHOLM
Our third part of our promise was to make sure that production took place locally. We now design and craft all our jewelry in our foundry in Stockholm.
This has been very important for us since the beginning. Having the production locally enables us to continuously ensure good working conditions and a close dialogue with our goldsmiths.
”For me who have loved fashion since I was little, Nootka comes from a strong personal dream of designing and creating. Jewelry have always meant a lot to me since I believe they have such high personal value compared to other garments, it is the smallest but often the most important detail that completes your look.
The process began when I traveled abroad searching for a manufacturer, this trip quickly convinced me that my company must have its production locally. We want to be close to our products when creating and assure that we take our responsibility in all stages. The final result is that we create handcrafted jewelry in Stockholm made from recycled 925 silver.
My dream is to walk into a restaurant in town and realize that all the people around me are wearing Nootka.”