Where we are now
A genuine passion for the world and its cultures is what
led Verena to create Bijondo 13 years ago.
To ensure a constant integrity of our production
partners, we have been committed to create longlasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our
suppliers. We are proud to say that we work with many
factories in Bali, The Philippines, Thailand and Italy
since 2007. We travel to meet our artisans annually to
ensure they work in healthy, safe, and equitable
We also understand the importance of helping to
preserve the cultural heritage of the people we work
with, and this is why all our jewellery is handmade in
Bali and the Philippines using artisanal wood carving
and other artisanal techniques.
Nonetheless, we are always ready to improve: we have
just started a path to rethink the way we work and make
sure our impact on the environment and society is as
positive as possible. As part of this program, we will
carry out a re-evaluation of our supply chain, which will
include a new social impact assessment in each one of
our partner facilities. By 2023 we aim to achieve the
same level of transparency in each and every step of the
supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to
The process of creating fabrics — starting from producing or
cultivating fibres all the way to the manufacturing process — can
have serious environmental impacts.
We are therefore committed to start selecting the fabrics for our
pieces more consciously, prioritising natural and biodegradable
textiles made from sustainably grown fibre crops and recycled
Cleaner Production and Resource
All the stages of our production processes will be evaluated
to identify and implement environmentally-friendly practices.
Using sustainable textiles will help us reach this goal, but we
will also seek better manufacturing processes to ensure that
the pieces you wear are processed and embellished with care.
This will include: avoiding water pollution, hazardous
chemicals, deforestation, water and energy waste and
We aim to do our part in contributing to global sustainable
development by practicing social responsibility. Therefore, we will
carry out further health and safety assessments of our production
facilities to ensure compliance with health and safety standards
and local laws. We will also create new partnerships with small
enterprises that support community engagement in the
Our main objective in this area is to ensure that our shipping
materials are 100% plastic-free. We have already started
working to re-design our packaging to minimize waste and
switch to biodegradable materials, and the first step will be
eliminating single-use plastics.
Altogether, our guiding principle in all the changes we aim to
implement will be the one of positive impact: we believe fashion
can be a force for good, through which we can promote the health
of our communities and that of the environment. The path is long
and we have just started. Join the walk and help us leaving
positive footprints behind us!