The natural world motivates most of our design decisions, so we aim for our studio to have as gentle an environmental footprint as possible, through careful studio practices and exceptional material sourcing.
We are members of Ethical Metalsmiths, an organization dedicated to activism for responsible mining, sustainable economic development, and verified sourcing of materials for jewelry. We're proud to be in the Circle of Founders of Fairtrade and Fairmined Gold, and the Ethical Consortium of Jewelers. Merzatta engaged a studio greening process in 2016 with legendary jewelry industry activist Christina T. Miller, and we are aiming to do better all the time. We're members of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the American Craft Council, and a host of smaller groups that unite tiny businesses and artists trying to do their part in taking care of the planet while we work.