Our sustainability promise is now RJC certified!

Flawless: fejn's promise is RJC-certified!

Good news for all sustainability heroines: fejn jewelry is one of the first German jewelry labels to receive RJC certification for its sustainability promise! Why is that a reason to celebrate? This certification is proof of our corporate responsibility and includes a comprehensive examination. This officially confirms our commitment to ensure more attractive sustainability and to declare war on unfair accessory production. Yay! You can find out more about the background and why our certification is a reason to celebrate in the article.

What is the RJC?

The Responsible Jewelery Council (RJC) is the non-profit standardization and certification organization for the jewelery industry. As a leading international institution, the Council is committed to ethically, socially and ecologically responsible manufacturing processes. The most important thing for the RJC: respect for human rights. The organization has set itself the task of promoting responsible supply chains worldwide. This is intended to strengthen trust in the global jewelery industry in the long term.

That not only sounds really good, it is: RJC-certified members like us at fejn are officially recognized for their commitment to a sustainable jewelry business. So fejn customers can be sure: A fair tomorrow for future generations has the highest priority for us and other manufacturers involved. That's great for the environment, the jewelry industry and also speaks for the quality of your favorite individual pieces. A classic win-win-win situation!

These are our sustainability promises

Every day we work to create filigree jewelry designs that are manufactured under fair conditions and in an environmentally friendly manner. Our sustainability promises give us orientation - they are the guidelines for our actions. And you should keep what you promise: That is exactly what is now officially RJC-certified. We'll tell you what's behind it now:

We rely on recycled materials

Almost all fejn products are made of fully recycled 925 sterling silver, which - depending on the product - is 18 carat gold-plated. The gold used for this is partially recycled. Good to know: Jewelery from our Solid Gold collection is made from pure and fully recycled 14-karat gold. Would you like to learn more about sustainable materials and how we use them? We have summarized everything important in a blog article about recycled silver and gold .

fejn has eco-friendly packaging

We use 100% environmentally friendly materials for our packaging. From the jewelry boxes and pouches to the shipping boxes, everything is biodegradable. By offering a zero-waste option for packaging and making the best possible use of return boxes, we further reduce waste.

We are committed to climate neutrality

Wherever possible, we minimize our carbon footprint. Our products are therefore only shipped in a climate-neutral way. In 2021, we were able to offset almost 7.55 tons of CO2 with DHL shipments alone - amazing! And the (climate-neutral) journey continues: We offset part of the CO2 that we produce over the course of the year with reforestation projects. In the last two years we have already been able to donate more than 1000 trees, which corresponds to around 14 tons of CO2 compensation per year.

We stand for responsible jewelery production

Sustainable jewelry production only succeeds in the manufactory around the corner? Certainly not! fejn works with sustainable production facilities in Thailand . Why? Because Thailand is traditionally not only known for its know-how and a long tradition in jewelry production, but our manufacturing partners are also committed to responsible manufacturing. In addition to high environmental standards, this also includes, for example, respecting labor and human rights. Supply chain tracing is just as important to our partners as it is to us. How do we know? We can ensure this based on documents and information that fejn requires from all production partners . The business practices of our partners are also certified and checked through regular visits by our founder Dagmar Kraemer .

Why is RJC certification relevant?

Talking is silver, proof is gold! In the jungle of sustainability promises, some are rightly asking how they can check sustainability claims for their truthfulness. Does that sound familiar to you? RJC certification can help. It is internationally recognized, creates clarity and serves as a guide when you choose sustainable jewelry. Questionable production conditions don't stand a chance in the Council Check.

With certification from the Responsible Jewelery Council, fejn jewelry
Transparency, provides clear answers and continues to fight against inhumane production conditions. Would you like to know more about sustainability at fejn? You can find detailed information in our sustainability report .