About Upcycle with Jing
At Upcycle with Jing, we believe that sustainability and style can go hand in hand. We take great pride in our meticulous craftsmanship, creating each piece of jewelry with attention to detail and a commitment to exceptional quality. Our skilled artisans transform recycled materials, such as PET plastic bottles, into stunning pieces of wearable art.
Our jewelry collection features a range of lightweight and versatile designs that cater to diverse tastes and occasions. From delicate earrings and elegant necklaces to statement rings, each piece is thoughtfully crafted to accentuate your personal style and add a touch of eco-friendly elegance to any outfit.
About our Jewelry
Our inspiration is what we set out to save – nature. Everything in our collection is a tribute to and embodiment of the beauty of flowers. Flowers are delicate and gorgeous – and so is our jewelry. Every brooch, hairpiece, necklace, and pair of earrings is handcrafted to finessed perfection.
Features of our jewelry:
Lightweight: Our jewelry is designed to be lightweight, ensuring comfortable wear throughout the day.
Unique and beautiful design: Each piece of jewelry is carefully crafted with a distinct and captivating design, making it a standout accessory.
Versatile for casual or celebration: Our jewelry is suitable for both casual everyday wear and special occasions, adding a touch of elegance to any ensemble.
Handcrafted into each detail: Our skilled artisans pay meticulous attention to detail, resulting in exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional quality.
Recycled from plastic bottles: We are committed to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Our jewelry is created from recycled plastic bottles, giving them a new life and reducing environmental impact.
Support local jobs: By choosing our jewelry, you are supporting local artisans and contributing to the growth of our community. We prioritize creating employment opportunities for individuals in our local area, fostering economic development.
Meet Your Designer – Jing Wang
2012年我来到芬兰阿尔托大学设计与艺术学院进修研究生，将我的精力转向了可持续发展设计，研究一次性塑料的艺术性回收利用。毕业后我在赫尔辛基创立了自己的首个设计品牌Upcycle with Jing Jewelry，制作塑料瓶回收首饰，实现了我的梦想。
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When choosing the materials to make our jewelry, we’re mindful of every decision we make. We considered different aspects of the materials we need when we chose them – from how they look aesthetically to what their environmental impact is.
For our jewelry pieces, we use:
- PET Plastic Bottles: In Finland, where recycling rates for plastic bottles are commendable, we focus on utilizing non-recyclable bottles. By repurposing these bottles, we give them a second life and contribute to reducing environmental waste.
- Brass: We have chosen brass for our metal parts as it has a lower CO2 impact compared to pure gold or silver. Our metal parts are made entirely of brass and coated with a thin layer of 14k gold or silver. We source these materials from China, ensuring that our metals have a lower impact compared to other mined alternatives.
- Plastic Beads: To maintain alignment with our ethical values, we opt for plastic beads that resemble pearls rather than using real pearls. This choice avoids supporting the harvesting process of pearls, which may conflict with our commitment to ethical sourcing.
How We Support Local Jobs
We recruit makers for our team locally in Finland. Many of them are immigrants and stay-at-home mums and we focus on providing them stress-free work environment that also supports their well-being. The result is a job that they love doing and wholeheartedly support. We carefully train them in the process of making our jewelry, and they’ve said that the process is meditative and stress-relieving.
We’re sure to curate a work environment that cares about each maker personally – their well-being always comes first and they’re able to make the jewelry at home in their free time.
We are proud to announce that we’ve been awarded the Key Flag Symbol mark.
The key Flag Symbol is a registered collective mark. It demonstrates that the product has been manufactured or the service has been produced in Finland, creating Finnish jobs. The objective of the Key Flag Symbol mark of origin is to provide information on the Finnish origin of a product or service and its contribution to Finnish work.
We’re proud to produce local jobs, stimulate our local economy, and represent high-quality Finnish craftsmanship.
The Plastic Problem
Plastic poses a significant problem due to its non-degradable nature. Single-use plastics are used once and then discarded, leading to their accumulation in landfills and oceans, causing harm to our environment and natural landscapes.
As plastics break down into smaller pieces, they are ingested by wildlife, resulting in toxic effects that ripple through the food chain.
Even when plastics are placed in recycling bins, there is no guarantee that they will be properly recycled. Inadequate recycling systems in many countries contribute to plastic waste persisting in our environment.
At Upcycle with Jing, we are committed to addressing the plastic problem through upcycling. We repurpose PET plastic bottles found in Helsinki to create unique jewelry pieces. By utilizing this type of plastic commonly used for soda and water bottles, we contribute to the preservation of our city's beauty and strive to keep nature plastic-free.
Our mission is both simple and profound:
To empower individuals by providing uniquely styled, sustainable jewelry that enhances self-confidence, while simultaneously reducing our collective waste output.
We firmly believe in the importance of recycling and reusing in our daily lives. By adopting these behaviors, we can make a significant difference in the amount of waste we generate, thereby creating a positive impact on the planet.
Though it may not always be easy, the effort is always worthwhile. We actively reject harmful mining and production practices. What sets us apart is our dedication to crafting with repurposed materials, and creating stylish collections that embody both fashion and ethics.
But our commitment extends beyond jewelry...
Within the next 15 years, we envision ourselves as a leading voice within the upcycling community, annually transforming a minimum of 80 tons of unused waste into valuable products.
We understand that you're not just seeking a new piece of jewelry. You want to make a meaningful difference in the world through your purchase and fashion choices. When you support us, you become an agent of positive change. By aligning your euros with our brand, you:
- Support a company that never cuts corners
- Ensure sustainability at every step of our process
- Contribute to our mission of helping other businesses achieve the same
Together, we can effectively address the plastic problem and make a lasting impact.
We have four main values that we uphold in our business:
Sustainable Living – To make manufacturing, selling, and purchasing choices that do less harm and prepare the path towards revitalizing the world’s ecosystems.
Personalised Beauty – To encourage custom looks that represent the wearer and speak to their life journey.
Social Responsibility – To do well by our neighbors, making choices that are just and morally sound. We also strive to provide job opportunities for local crafters and disabled people.
Environmental Stewardship – To promote environmental prosperity and resilience, safeguarding the world for ourselves and future generations.
Our Social Responsibility
The environment means a lot to us. That’s why we’re leading the way with upcycled jewelry for any occasion. We make sure your euro goes further than just buying our products. That’s why 7% of all profit generated on this website is donated to Project Greenhands, an environmental outreach project aimed at significantly increasing the green cover in a southern state in India.
Jing Wang, Designer at Upcycle with Jing
Company name Upcycle with Jing
Business ID 2696839-4
Address Vermonkuja 1, 00370 Helsinki, FINLAND