Handmade jewelry has a soul
I&V’s jewellery is all handmade, as we support traditional craftsmanship. Handcrafted jewellery with a soul is more durable and minimizes toxic waste and health hazards. It leaves a significantly smaller environmental footprint than mass market jewellery that has been made through a casting process.Read more
Why recycled silver is the better choice
Ida&Volta sources 100% recycled certified sterling silver, known as ecosilver, from a US company. We make the conscious decision to not support mining practices that harm the environment and exploit people around the world. Fortunately, silver can be recycled over and over without losing its quality or luxury.Read more
Recycled materials as solution for traceability issues?
When I&V cannot find a supplier that offers sufficient traceability for the textile we want to source, we investigate the recycled alternative. This way we can guarantee that no extra burden has been upon the ecosystem, farmers or animals to create our design.Read more
Cashmere: what is recycled yarn?
Recycled is not the same as recyclable. Check the label carefully, because the big bulk of clothing made from recycled fibers is actually a mix with plastic-derivatives. Recycling this yarn is made that much harder because of it, and the plastics never really disappear from the cycle. This is exactly the reason why we at Ida&Volta, decided that we will only use 100 % recycled pure yarns.Read more
Cashmere: from luxury to fast fashion
At Ida&Volta, we research all raw materials in order to make sure they match (y)our values. We concluded, just as performance brand Patagonia before us, that anno 2020, it is no longer responsible nor ethical to source virgin (“new”) cashmere.Read more