A Fair Trade Ethos is the Heart of Our Business
Our Ethics are extremely important to us and form the very foundation on which our business is built.
Luna Tree is a registered member of BAFTS. BAFTS is the network of independent shops and suppliers dedicated to promoting Fair Trade retail in the UK. Luna Tree is recognised as an Importer of fairly traded goods.
We work on a basis of total transparency from our producers, as designer, importer, wholesaler and retailer to our customers. We create a personal link from one end of the chain to the other. Working directly with our silversmith community ensures the shortest possible supply chain.
We have been registered continuously with BAFTS since 2009. Find out more about BAFTS
The 10 Principles of Fair Trade are set by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) and BAFTS is a member of this global Fair Trade community. These 10 Principles of Fair Trade form the basis for all BAFTS members and how we work with our producers.
How We Operate
Our core ethos is one of sustainability, transparency and working as ethically as we can.
We pay upfront for all our orders, firstly with the value of raw materials so production can get underway. Ensuring that workers are paid as parts of the order are completed. Any final balance of the order is paid on completion and all shipping costs also covered in advance.
Working with our producer community directly on the design of our ranges we actively encourage and promote their individual creativity. Empowering the silversmiths to harnesses their creativity and skills to bring their talent to the global market.
Luna Tree endeavour to help reset the balance between developing communities and the developed world. Helping the whole community to benefit from the partnership we have together.
All the families involved in silver production within the village have a mix of both male and female workers. Both the men and women receive the same pay for the same work undertaken. Gender equality within Karen Hill Tribe communities sees all aspects of work undertaken by males and females equally including farming. Production always fits around other duties such as harvest time, festivities and childcare which further empowers the women producers.
We visit our producer village roughly once a year to develop new products, observe production and to catch up on all aspects of village life. This enables us to be positive regarding working conditions and practices of our producers. The work of silver smithing can only be undertaken by artisans with the skills gained after adequate training and therefore we can be absolutely certain that no child labour is ever used.
Our Environmental Policy
Sustainable environmental practices are extremely important to Luna Tree.
We aim to run this business with as much kindness for our planet as we can possibly manage….
Continually, we endeavour to reduce the amount of all consumable office products by minimising waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are always running as efficient as possible.
We purchase our electricity from a green renewable energy provider.
There is no pollution of the environment with chemicals during the silver production process. No waste material is created as all the silver off cuts etc can be reused. We endeavour to use as much recycled silver as possible at point of ordering. Hand tools are mainly used in production of the silver. Sustainable environmental practices have been developed within our production village with the use of solar panels enabling the village to run generators in the evenings for light etc.
As a dedicated Vegan and lifelong animal rights advocate, we do not use any animal based products in our ranges. Nor are any tools used in production which are derived from animal products. All our products are 100% Vegan.
We are an accredited member of the Vegan Traders Union. The Vegan Traders Union is a community of independent Vegan run businesses working together to support and promote each other.
You can find out more by visiting Vegan Traders Union
We are also members of Vegan Founded
Zero Waste Packaging
We are proud to provide all our products in 100% zero waste packaging. Our jewellery gift boxes and leaflets, along with the mailing boxes and the paper tape used to seal them can all be recycled. The jewellery comes in protective clear bags made from potato and corn starches. These bags can be landfilled or composted without environmental impact. Leaving no trace is especially important to us as a company and not adding to plastic pollution a huge priority.
Our artworks are wrapped in paper and cardboard.
We are continually looking at ways to improve our ethical performance as a business and to reduce our impact on the earth.
Every little step in the right direction, no matter how small, can make a huge difference!