Takaka business Stone Arrow Jewellery has been in business almost 25 years and has been operating with a sustainable ethos for the past decade. It designs, manufactures and sells jewellery created from upcycled materials. It works hard to run all aspects of the business on environmental and socially sustainable principles.
A large portion of sales are from an upcycled glass range created from glass bottles and old windows. It has invented world first processes to produce stunning designs from everyday waste.
Stone Arrow takes thousands of bottles out of the waste stream each year and repurposes them into jewellery which would otherwise have been created from virgin materials. Silver mining is a particularly destructive process, so by using recycled metals it is not contributing to this practice. It reuses courier bags and donates thousands of dollars’ worth of jewellery to charities each year.