Are our crystals Ethically Sourced?
The answer is yes, and we want to give you information about what we know.
We purchase all of our products from licensed mines and suppliers to ensure that the crystals we sell, are extracted from mines with the safest conditions possible and entirely avoiding child labour. It is easy to claim that crystals are ethically sourced but to truly understand how and where each crystal is mined and picked is something we thrive to keep up at The Mystic Wolf.
Mining can be a dangerous job, depending on which mines extracted on and the location. Each mine can affect the environment, so ethical crystals are not just about fair wages, it's also taking care of mother earth. There are a few ways in which mining happens in the mineral world.
Artisanal & Small Scale Mining
It includes small businesses/ individuals who can mine above or underground using technology or manual tools, working all year round. The standards/ health and safety vary worldwide. That is why it's our job to ensure child labour and Hazardous nature is excluded from our products and sourcing. This type of mining has a lower environmental impact and lower safety risks.
Industrial Mining is the largest form of mining, owned by larger corporations. This type of Mineral and Crystal extracting is often used in pits, which can be seen from space. Where a much larger amount of technology utilised and where most healing crystals are extracted. This method is known to treat miners well.
We ensure that we keep up to date with closing mines, floods and environmental damages as this can cause an influx in price to the crystals and minerals due to the lack of source. Everything we purchase, we hand select and validate for high quality.
Our ethical policy also covers lapidary, the polishing factories, which are just as important as miners. It is important that these factories/ workspaces have safe environments and equipment. Workers in these work environments must wear eye and respiratory masks, some factories hand polish minerals or they are placed in a drum to bulk polish crystals. It is of utmost importance that the equipment and machinery they use daily are checked and declared safe for workers, as well as the workers, being fairly paid.
The way a crystal is mined does affect the energy and vibration of the crystal as it can absorb any trauma that a child or the miners experiences during extracting. We work very closely with 1-2 professionals in the mineral industry to ensure we know exactly where all crystals are sourced, mined and polished.
Our source is confidential to us as we have worked extremely hard on researching the industry, building strong relationships with trustworthy and genuine suppliers.
Abalone Shells/ Herbs/ Resins/ Wood Sourcing
Not only are our crystals and minerals ethical, so are all of our holistic products. All of our holistic products are imported from Mexico. Herbs and smudge sticks are grown/ picked and dried in traditional practices, also collected by indigenous tribes and then handmade into our smudge sticks.
Our resins are carefully extracted from plants and trees, which are replanted in sustainable practices.
Palo Santo an extremely endangered tree. We no longer source this product. Our source of information is from South America, it takes 30 years to properly harvest and is not being harvested long enough.
Our abalone shells are not poached or caught in the wild. Our supply is sustainable, so it does not affect the environment.
Sustainability is Key to a Bright Future
All our shipping stationary is biodegradable, recyclable and plastic-free.
We believe it is of utmost importance to know what you are buying. Whether its crystals/jewellery or holistic products. If you have any questions regarding our ethical sourcing please contact: email@example.com
Chris & Talia xxx