About Polar Jewelry

Polar Jewelry is a Copenhagen-based jewellery brand founded in 2017 by Louise Kaiser and Anne Sofie Fenneberg. With Polar Jewelry, the two founders have combined their creative backgrounds to create a unique aesthetic for their jewellery. Each collection is a story, and each piece of jewellery is a chapter designed to take you on a journey. Experimenting with shapes, forms and sketches is all part of the DNA of Polar Jewelry.

Buying jewellery from Polar is a holistic experience. Each piece is made from ethically sourced materials in the finest quality. The brand strives to reduce all plastic usage through their sustainable packaging system. Each piece of jewellery is accompanied by a care guide in order to ensure that your piece of jewellery can last for many years to come.

The comarché framework

Product lifecycle

Brand sustainability

For Polar Jewelry, it is important that a purchase from them is a holistic experience. Each piece is thus made from ethically sourced natural materials in the finest quality and a sustainable packaging system is of great focus.

All pieces are handmade with the finest 925 sterling silver, 22k gold, or rhodium plating. Afterwards, they are accented with natural freshwater pearls and red bamboo corals instead of red and pink coral. The bamboo coral is a beautiful sustainable alternative as it grows very quickly in shallow sea in comparison to the red and pink corals that face extinction and would leave the planet’s marine life without the “rainforests of the sea”.

Polar Jewelry’s sustainable packaging system reduces all plastic usage. Each piece of jewelry is accompanied by a gift box, a cotton drawstring bag, a soft velvet jewelry envelope and a care guide that can either be reused as storage, a travel receptacle or alternatively recycled.

Please note that COVID-19 restrictions entail a temporary and necessary precaution of using sealed small plastic bags for hygiene reasons. This will be altered the minute Polar Jewelry feels safe to do so.

Polar Jewelry has social consciousness as a cornerstone of their business and seek to support personal development for those most in need of it. Polar Jewelry collaborates with Foreningen Grønlandske Børn (Association of Greenlandic Children) and all proceeds from their Polar Jewelry Cotton Bag goes to the association to support the most vulnerable children of Greenland and Denmark.

Polar Jewelry’s production is also dedicated to sustainability and they are therefore also a part of The United Nations Global Compact. The initiative promotes labour and human rights, anti-corruption, and the protection for the environment. They are also a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council that provides an international standard for responsible practices in the jewellery business.

Brand Ethos

Polar Jewelry is characterised by the founders’ desire to combine timeless yet modern jewellery with an opportunity to shed light on causes that matter to the two founders, Louise and Anne Sofie. So far, Polar Jewelry has focused a lot on sustainable packaging and social sustainability through their work with the NGO, Foreningen Grønlandske Børn. Up next is their use of recycled gold in a unique, selected line and we’re thus looking at a Rising Star with a genuine wish to combine business and sustainability as much as possible.

The Comarché Notes

We’re excited to see where this brand is heading and can’t wait till they introduce their line made in recycled gold.

Sustainable highlights on brand level

  • This indicates that the brand has taken an active stand in relation to labour relations between workers and employers.

  • This indicates that the brand has actively sought out Fair Working Conditions for the producers of its product(s).

  • This indicates that the brand gives back to society in some shape or form. The particular initiative will be listed when describing the brand in the brand section.

Product Lifecycle

Design

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.

    Material & Material Extraction

    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.

      Transportation of Materials

      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.

        Production

        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.

          Packaging

          How a brand chooses to package its products will have a significant influence of the carbon impact from packaging and transportation.

            Distribution

            This step relates to the distribution of products when they have been produced. Obviously, the closer to the brand’s warehouse, the better.

              Usage

              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.

                End of life

                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.

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