At Crystal Nation, we believe that our responsibility extends beyond offering high-quality crystals. It's equally important to us that the crystals we offer are ethically sourced and produced in a way that is sustainable for the environment, animals, and people involved in the production process.
The Challenge of Defining and Regulating Ethical Sourcing
The term "ethical sourcing" has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, but there is still no universally accepted definition or accrediting organization to regulate it. As a result, businesses are left to develop their own interpretation of what constitutes ethical sourcing, leading to significant variation in practices.
While ethical sourcing implies sustainable and responsible production methods, the loose usage of the term has weakened its meaning. Companies can easily use the phrase to market their products and engage in greenwashing without any accountability. Even large corporations now use this term to describe their products without backing up their claims with concrete evidence.
Almost all businesses claim to source their products ethically to avoid losing sales. However, without accountability, it becomes difficult to distinguish between companies that are genuinely making a positive impact on people and the planet and those that are purposefully deceiving others for profits.
The truth is, unless you have direct connections to your sources and know exactly where products come from, it is impossible to know the real social and environmental impacts of your purchases. This lack of transparency and regulation poses a significant challenge for consumers who want to make responsible choices and support businesses with ethical practices.
Proud to work direct with Crystal Suppliers
We are proud to work with suppliers who share our values and beliefs. We conduct thorough research to ensure that our suppliers meet our high ethical standards, and we try to be as transparent about our sourcing practices as possible.
We recognize that the choices we make as a business have a significant impact on the world around us. Therefore, we strive to reduce our environmental impact by using sustainable packaging materials and minimizing waste throughout our supply chain.
We are committed to ethical sourcing and sustainability!
We understand that our customers care about the impact of the products they buy and the values of the companies they support. That's why we are committed to providing products that are not only of the highest quality but also produced ethically and sustainably.
By choosing to work with ethically and sustainably sourced crystals, you can be confident that you are not contributing to the exploitation of people, animals, or the environment. It's a small but significant step towards making the world a better place, and we are proud to be part of this movement. We invite you to explore our collection of ethically sourced and sustainable crystals and join us in our mission to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Where do your crystals come from?
At Crystal Nation, we source our crystals from a variety of locations around the world, including Brazil, India, and Madagascar, among others. We work only with trusted suppliers who share our commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. We also take great care to select only the highest quality crystals, and we work hard to ensure that they are obtained in a way that is respectful to the environment and the communities where they are sourced.
What Crystals can be found in Brazil?
Brazil is a rich source of a wide variety of crystals, and some of the most popular crystals mined in Brazil include:
- Amethyst: This purple-hued crystal is a popular choice for its calming and soothing properties.
- Citrine: A yellow crystal that is believed to bring abundance and success to its wearer.
Quartz: A versatile crystal that comes in many colors and is believed to have powerful healing and amplifying properties.
- Tourmaline: A black or green crystal that is believed to protect against negative energy and promote grounding.
- Aquamarine: A blue-green crystal that is associated with tranquility, communication, and clarity.
- Topaz: A yellow, blue, or pink crystal that is believed to bring joy and happiness to its wearer.
- Emerald: A green crystal that is associated with prosperity, growth, and abundance.
- Opal: A milky or iridescent crystal that is associated with creativity and inspiration.
- Garnet: A red or brown crystal that is believed to bring passion and vitality to its wearer.
These are just a few examples of the many beautiful and powerful crystals that are mined in Brazil.
What Crystals can be found in China?
China is a significant source of various crystals, with clear quartz, amethyst, fluorite, calcite, pyrite, hematite, and jade being some of the most commonly mined crystals in China. These crystals are found in various regions of the country, including provinces such as Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Guizhou, Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei, Shandong, Liaoning, and Hebei.
Where is Moldavite Found?
Moldavite is primarily found in the Czech Republic, specifically in the southern region of the country known as Bohemia. The most significant deposits of moldavite are found near the town of Český Krumlov. However, moldavite has also been found in smaller quantities in neighbouring countries such as Germany and Austria.
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Moldavite ethical sourcing
We believe in transparency and accountability, so we've made sure to establish direct connections with the source of our moldavite. Our moldavite is sourced from the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic and we work with trusted suppliers who extract it sustainably and responsibly from the ground.
We're not messing around when it comes to ethics. We only purchase moldavite from authorized and legal sources, and our suppliers follow all the rules and regulations.
We care about the planet and the people in it. That's why we make sure our suppliers use eco-friendly practices in their extraction and processing methods. We also want to ensure that their workers are treated fairly, paid fairly, and work in safe conditions.
We have complete control over the quality of our moldavite. Each piece is personally inspected by us to make sure it meets our high standards of quality, authenticity, and purity.
Our ethically-sourced moldavite is not only stunning and powerful but also positively impacts the world around us. We're proud to support the local communities and environment where it's sourced.