Sustainability

Overview

Seeking Serenity's commitment to peace and spirituality extends naturally to the community and the environment.

Seeking Serenity takes great care in exploring and developing sustainable practices and only partners with companies and individuals that hold themselves to similar standards. We work with people all over the world to support economically and environmentally sustainable businesses that respect their employees, the community, and the earth. We currently have working business relationships with small businesses across the USA, China, Peru, and the Philippines.

Tags

With each product you buy at Seeking Serenity, you will receive a tag that is seeded with wildflowers. Simply plant the tag and make your community more beautiful and environmentally-friendly (all 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!

T-shirts

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

Jewelry

All jewelry collections have been designed by Seeking Serenity.

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).

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

Distant Village Packaging works with artisans primarily living in Nepal, Philippines, Ecuador, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia to create economical, social, and environmentally sustainable packaging options.

Distant Village Packaging currently provides Seeking Serenity with handmade Manila hemp (a relative of the banana plant) and pineapple silk pouches for jewelry items. Manila hemp is a fiber from the banana plant family. Only a few textiles are as strong or long lasting as Manila hemp, which is also excellent at controlling air permeability. Pineapple silk is a leading premium sustainable textile with a remarkably low carbon footprint. Only farms using traditional and natural farming methods are used to grow these materials and all fibers are separated, assembled, and sewn exclusively by hand.

Click here for more information about Distant Village.

Philanthropy

At Seeking Serenity it is our pleasure to give back to the community. We pledge to donate 10% of all profits.

5% of profits are donated to the Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund at the Hazelden Foundation. The Hazelden Foundation saves lives by helping people recover from the disease of addiction. Patient Aid is allocated to those who need care but lack the 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. Water is a basic human right, and it is relatively easy to provide wells that support long-term access to clean water. Right now, 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.

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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