Sustainability

Overview

Seeking Serenity is truly a global citizen.

Seeking Serenity takes great care in exploring and working with business partners that share our values. We work with people all over the world to support economically and environmentally sustainable businesses that respect employees, the earth, and the world at large. We currently have working business relationships with small businesses across the USA, China, Peru, and the Philippines.

T-shirts

Seeking Serenity strives to produce environmentally sustainable clothing without sacrificing quality and comfort. As more solutions become available we may alter materials, production, or shipment methods. Only the finest organic cotton, bamboo, and non-toxic water based inks are used to create a sustainable high-quality product.

Tags

With each product you buy at Seeking Serenity, you will receive a tag that can be planted in your neighborhood to help save our environment. Tags include wildflower seeds, however some may be too small to guarantee a seed. Trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, which positively impacts climate change.

Instructions for Planting

  1. Remove safety pin from shirt or untie string on jewelry pouch
  2. Separate string/pin from the seeded tag
  3. Place the seeded tag in soil that is about 1" deep
  4. Water once a week and watch flowers grow!

Jewelry

Jewelry sold at Seeking Serenity is created using recycled or up-cycled metals, whenever possible, and organic cotton yarns. The pouch necklace is made from Pakucho organic cotton yarn that is vegan and fair trade (with GOTS certification). All harvesting and color sorting has been done by hand in Peru.

All jewelry collections have been designed by Seeking Serenity.

Seeking Serenity has gone the extra step to use jewelers that minimize their impact on the planet. All diamonds have been sourced with the guarantee that internationally accepted standards for conflict-free diamonds have been met.

Packaging

Our goal is to minimize our shipping and packaging materials as much as possible.

Primary Apparel Packaging

Seeking Serenity does not feel that primary packaging is required at this time.

Primary Jewelry Packaging

Distant Village Packaging provides Seeking Serenity with handmade Abaca (banana plant)/PinaSeda (pineapple plant) pouches for jewelry items.

Abaca is a fiber from the banana-plant family. Only a few textiles are as strong or long lasting as Abaca, which is also excellent at controlling air permeability.

Pineapple silk is a leading premium sustainable textile with a remarkably low carbon footprint. Only organic farms are used to grow these materials and all fibers are made exclusively by hand.

Distant Village Packaging works with artisans primarily living in Nepal, The Philippines, Ecuador, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia to create economical, social, and environmentally sustainable packaging options. Please click here to read more about the Distant Village Philosophy.

Philanthropy

Seeking Serenity feels that is it is our duty, as a business and world citizen, to give back to the community. We donate 10% of all profits to charitable causes.

5% of profits are donated to the Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund at the Hazelden Foundation. The Hazelden Foundation saves lives by helping people find recovery from the disease of addiction. Patient Aid is allocated to those who need care but have inadequate resources to get treatment. Please click here to learn more about the Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund.

5% of profits are donated to Water.org. Water.org is a U.S. - based nonprofit organization committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. Roughly 884 million people (one in eight people) in the world do not have adequate access to clean water.(1) Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.(2) Seeking Serenity shares the vision that one day everyone will have access to safe water. Water is a basic human right, and it is easy to provide wells that support long term clean water access.

References:

1. UNICEF/WHO. 2010. Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water (PDF)

2. UNEP/UN-HABITAT. 2010. Sick Water? The Central Role of Wastewater Management in Sustainable Development (PDF)

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