When Caitie met Soda is committed to the ‘Slow Fashion Movement’, which represents an increasing awareness and practise of all things eco, ethical and green. We have chosen to be part of the movement that aims to reduce mass-produced fashion trends. The practice of fast-fashion is not only unethical but is also overwhelmingly bad for our planet. Ultimately, I hope to create pieces of jewellery that will be worn and worn again. Cherished. Passed on. I hope that every piece of jewellery I create will create a legacy of its own.
As each piece is custom made, I do not keep stock and as such generate very little waste. Each and every order is made using, wherever possible, recycled silver and fair-trade gold. I support other local makers in my community and those who follow ethical codes of practice in line with my own value system.
Ultimately, When Caitie met Soda is a simple, family-run business that will always endeavour to have as minimal an impact on the environment as possible as well as being a champion of other local industries and makers. I feel privileged to do a job that I am so passionate about; one that enables me to earn money to support my family and wherever possible, give a little bit back.
Each When Caitie met Soda order comes packaged in 100% recycled / recyclable / reusable packaging. It is my hope that you will reuse the postage box to send something to a friend or family member or that you will recycle it responsibly. The organic cotton pouch is perfect to pop dried lavender in to scent your drawers, or to use to keep your jewellery safe when travelling. Please note I do not recommend storing your jewellery in this pouch for long periods of time as it may result in tarnishing (this is a natural by-product of storing rather than wearing your jewellery.) The gold and silver that I use are responsibly sourced from a company that adheres to ethical and eco-friendly practices; one in which working conditions are safe and labor standards are respected.