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Washed Ashore

Products: Jewelry, Women’s, Men’s, Unisex

Brand Details

Company

Based in

Founded

CEO

Empowerment

Washed Ashore LLC

Manhattan Beach, USA

2016

Lara Lamsam

Small Business, Woman-Led

Brand Story

Washed Ashore was founded around core values of defense of the ocean and preservation of marine resources, community, education, and people empowerment. To our company, sustainability is not a trend, it is our lifestyle and everything we strive for. The mission extends beyond the deep blue. as we believe the environment should not have to be harmed at the expense of our manufacturing processes. Washed Ashore products are made from 100% recycled precious metals, post-consumer upcycled stones, abalone diverted from waste, and natural unbleached and undyed Japanese Akoya Keshi pearls.

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Brand Transparency

Who answered our brand transparency questions?

Lara Lamsam – CEO at Washed Ashore.

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.

Washed Ashore thoroughly audits and vets all their partners and suppliers to ensure stellar working conditions for all. All employment is freely chosen, respectful of international labor and safety standards, and remunerated 2 to 3 times the minimum wage.

Social Justice

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

Washed Ashore is proud to be an avid activist for social justice. Our female-led team is made up of 80% BIPOC women. Our company also supports a variety of charities including the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Organic Material

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

We use natural Japanese Keshi pearls.

Recycled Material

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

Washed Ashore jewelry is manufactured from 100% certified recycled metal.

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 use upcycled stones from secondhand jewelry and upcycled abalone.

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.

All Washed Ashore fine jewelry is handmade from sustainable materials.

Zero Waste

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

In addition to minimizing waste throughout our operations and through our product offering, Washed Ashore also offers a variety of services to its customers to ensure the longevity of their purchase. We offer a lifetime repair service of all Washed Ashore jewelry, as well as a Metal Recycling Program that allows customers to obtain a credit on their Washed Ashore purchase and guarantees the proper recycling of their old fine jewelry.

Give Back

Charity Social Integration

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

Washed Ashore is proud to partner with and support a large variety of local and international organizations striving to make a better world. From supporting Heal the Bay and Coral Gardeners to Rainbow Services Domestic Violence and Amnesty International, our company will always fight for people and the environment.

Cultural Support

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

In 2021, Washed Ashore will be launching a variety of products that highlight our founder's Northern Thai heritage. Women-owned and handmade, those products aim to support the small communities, ancestral heritage, and craftsmanship of North Thailand.

Eco Packaging

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

Washed Ashore packaging is made in the USA from 100% recycled cotton and natural kraft paper.

Listed: 1 January 2021
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