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AKVA Jewellery is the result of three different life stories with a common passion for sustainable jewellery. AKVA’s founders, Cecilie, Olivia and Tascha, believe that from knowing comes caring and from caring comes change. AKVA is determined to make jewellery of the highest quality that inspires curiosity, reflects personal expression and can be inherited for many generations to come.
AKVA was founded in 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. All jewellery is inspired by the sea: life-affirming, rebellious and uplifting. Meditative, soothing and dreamy.
AKVA has love for the ocean and the company is all about creating a better future. The brand was founded based on the Sustainable Development Goals, and a common passion for the ocean brought the three jewellers together. This passion is also what guides the company in everything it does.
AKVA has a 360-degree approach to sustainability which has been apparent from day one. The company is founded on the SDG ‘Life Below Water’ and has a sustainability related issue as a reason for its very existance. Through inspiration and knowledge-sharing AKVA aims to start sustainability related conversations with our oceans in focus.
Love and passion for the ocean is what brought AKVA to life and it is also what drives and inspires the brand on a daily basis. Since the beginning of AKVAs journey, the SDG’s have played a prominent role. Goal number 14 is ‘Life Below Water’ and this is where AKVA has its focus.
The sea is the key source of inspiration for AKVA. However, the sea is threatened by excessive consumption, neglect and apathy. AKVA Jewellery is determined to make an impact where they can. The goal is not only to be sustainable in its core business, but also to pass a conscious mindset on to each and every owner of an AKVA jewellery piece. The hope is to inspire change and start conversations which, according to AKVA, happens through inspiration, knowledge and sharing.
AKVA Jewellery is meticulous about meeting the highest standards through the entire supply chain. AKVA’s four key areas are responsible production within the EU, high quality products, recycled gold and silver and FSC-certified packaging and printing.
Every AKVA piece is made exclusively of precious metals of the highest quality. Each design is timeless and made to be passed on to future generations. The brand strives to keep production as local as possible without compromising on quality. AKVA jewellery is cast in recycled gold and silver at Kalman Hafner in Germany. Once the jewellery has been cast, it is finished in AKVA’s workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark. By collaborating with Kalman Hafner, AKVA ensures the best possible quality, fast delivery and good working conditions. All diamonds are fair trade certified and conflict free. AKVA is attentive to sustainability in all aspects of its production – right from piece to packaging.
We love jewellery that are as sustainable as they are beautiful! Each jewellery design makes us long for the ocean and inspires us to protect and take care of the sea. All pieces are made in the EU solely from recycled gold and silver and we simply find it hard to get our hands down. Hurray!
This indicates that the brand in a developed country operates with fair prices given to the producers of the product in developing countries.
This indicates that the brand has actively sought out Fair Working Conditions for the producers of its product(s).
The Design Phase is a crucial part of determining a product’s sustainable capabilities. We’ve chosen to highlight a few genius steps that enable a sustainable product right from the beginning.
The materials used for a certain product and how these materials come to life are of crucial importance to the sustainable capabilities we seek in products.
This step relates to the transportation of the raw materials from when they are first obtained (harvested etc.) to the production site. Obviously, the closer to the production site, the better.
Obviously, the production of a certain product has an impact on the overall level of sustainability. Luckily, many manufacturers have now taken steps towards more sustainable production methods.
How a brand chooses to package its products will have a significant influence of the carbon impact from packaging and transportation.
This step relates to the distribution of products when they have been produced. Obviously, the closer to the brand’s warehouse, the better.
How you choose to use and take care of a product has a bigger impact than you think. Just think about how much longer a shirt lasts if it has been washed in the right way.
At this step, there is no way out and we have to find some way of discarding our product. How we discard a product will significantly influence the opportunity of reusing materials used.