Reusing and Recycling

Written by Harriet Kelsall on 7 June 2016

One of the eight principles of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery is to be socially and environmentally responsible and a small part of this goal is to reuse and recycle wherever possible within the company.

When a customer collects their piece of beautiful jewellery from Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery, it is presented to them in a re-useable bamboo jewellery box. These environmentally sustainable boxes are delivered to us in protective white outer boxes and this excess material isn’t something customers necessarily want to take away with them. We often accumulate sizeable bagfuls of these cardboard boxes, so I take them to local schools and nurseries to use for creative projects.

The last batch went to Therfield preschool near Royston and the children made bug boxes to take home and put in their gardens. Each day they reported back to their teachers about all the bugs they found in the morning. A little girl named Esme thoroughly enjoyed making her bug box and is looking forward to seeing all the different bugs that it attracts. Esme took a photo of her bug box after an overnight invasion and as her mum says “It must have been a big bug that visited last night!”

We received a recent update that the children at Therfield first school (ages 2-4) have been making vehicles with their boxes too.

We’re looking forward to seeing what other schools and nurseries do with their cardboard boxes in the future.