Hailing from the beautiful South Island city of Christchurch in New Zealand, Rosie, the designer behind La Luna Rose, spent her University years in the deep dark depths of the Design rooms at Fashion School in Wellington learning and exploring all elements of the ‘Fashion’ industry. Confused about what it stood for and her position within this fashion world, she headed off overseas travelling for a couple of years to take a break and feel out what her career might look like. After an extended stay in Australia, a foray into the Aussie fashion industry, and a game show appearance (yes, really!), she decided it was time to manifest her own dream. She wanted to design and launch her own transparent and sustainable jewellery label – and so La Luna Rose was born! So, she packed up her bags again, and headed north of Australia to the tropics to start on her mission: To design an accessories line that had connection with the makers and where their footprint on the planet was kept light. She strongly believes in ensuring all of their jewellery is produced in an ethical and sustainable fashion, and in forming great bonds with the wonderful creators who actually bring their designs to life. It’s been an incredible journey so far; She has met so many beautiful individuals along the way, and been through a rollercoaster ride of highs, lows and everything in-between. And you know what? She wouldn’t change a thing.
MADE IN BALI
BASED IN INDONESIA & NEW ZEALAND AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
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Their jewellery is made of from 99% recycled silver from Thailand & Indonesia that is processed from old scrap metals, computer parts and old jewellery and they have a closed loop production where they recycle their leftover jewellery stock into new pieces.
They use 18kt gold sourced from Indonesia. They use ramie which is natural fiber that uses less water than other natural crops is able to grow without the use of toxic herbicides or pesticides. They also use linen made from flax plant which is typically grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides, and requires less water and energy to produce. They also use silk.
They partner with 1% for the planet – an organisation that help connect businesses with non-profit charities that are helping care, protect and research this precious planet that we live on. Furthermore, 100% of profits from their charity t-shirts are donated directly to Take 3 for the sea.
The off-run of the water from natural dying in the factory is recycled and used to feed back into the surrounding fruit & rice farms.
They use organic cotton.
They work directly with a small handful of family run ‘factories’ in Bali. They have a close, long-term relationships with their suppliers and they pay above minimum wage as well as give yearly bonuses and medical assistence when required. They make sure that they are working in a safe and ethical conditions. They share all of their artisan stories on their website.
Their online orders are sent in a compost pack which are completely biodegradable and made from plants and will biodegrade in home compost within 3 months time. They also use AVANI compostable poly bags when shipping their fashion items to stores. They will decompose in a matter of weeks and can be added to a home or industrial compost.
Their clothing is dyed using plants. Small amount of their garments are printed using digital printing which allows to minimise waste.
They use solar energy in their dying process.