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CLED

Products: Jewelry, Women’s

Brand Details

Company

Based in

Founded

CEO

Empowerment

CLED

Los Angeles, USA

2018

Seulye Jo

BIPOC-Led, Small Business, Woman-Led

Brand Story

CLED is an eco-conscious upcycled jewelry brand with a mission to use waste resourcefully and repurpose them into new objects. Each piece is handmade in our studio in Los Angeles and free from plastics, mined gemstones, and animal materials. Discarded glass bottles are obtained from local restaurants and cosmetic brands. We believe that unexpected materials can be treasures to show upcycled beauty. A portion of proceeds is donated to rotating charities.

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Brand Transparency

Who answered our brand transparency questions?

Seulye Jo – CEO at CLED.

Fair Trade

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How do you ensure "Fair Trade" manufacturing? If your manufacturing or the manufacturing company you work with is certified, please list these certifications.

We handmake our pieces in our studio in Los Angeles, from glasswork to metalsmithing. Casted metal pieces are made from family-owned manufacturers in Los Angeles.

Social Justice

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How do you ensure "Social Justice" with your internal and external corporate environment?

We currently do not have any employees but once we expand, we plan to hire people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Upcycled Material

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Which "Upcycled Material" do you work with? What makes this material sustainable? And what makes it better compared to conventional material?

We obtain recycled glass bottles from local restaurants and cosmetic brands. Glass bottles are then upcycled into CLED Eco Gems and used to make one of our jewelry pieces. Rather than utilizing or purchasing new glass, we only use recycled glass bottles.

Local Production

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Where and why are your products manufactured "locally"?

We handmake all our pieces in our studio in Los Angeles, from the glass to metalsmithing. Casted metals are produced in Los Angeles.

Handcrafted

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You stated that at least 50% of your total product range is"Handcrafted". Please briefly explain how your handcrafted manufacturing process works.

Our jewelry is handmade and made-to-order. From glasswork to metalsmithing, it is all done by hand.

Zero Waste

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Which processes in your supply chain are "Zero "Waste"?

We utilize recycled glass to make our CLED Eco Gems. Instead of using new materials, we use recycled materials to reduce our carbon footprint. 70% of the metals used in our jewelry are recycled metal. Our production is made-to-order to reduce overstock.

Vegan

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How can you ensure that at least 50% of your total product range is "Vegan"?

We do not use any animal materials in our products, including glue. We were founded to be a vegan jewelry brand.

Give Back

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What organization do you donate to? Why is it important for your brand to "Give Back"?

We donate a portion of our proceeds to rotating organizations. Various organizations are selected twice a year to support causes we believe in.

Cultural Support

How do you "culturally support" local traditions and communities, democratic politics and education, especially in the countries where your brand operates?

We attend events and rallies to educate ourselves on various issues and social causes. This includes areas of sustainable fashion, human rights, and politics.

Eco Packaging

You have indicated to use "Eco Packaging". What makes your packaging more sustainable than conventional packaging.

Listed: 1 January 2021
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