Our commitment to quality and craft begins with the source of our material. We use 100% recycled sterling silver and gold. When requested we are able to source 18k Fairmined gold that is ethically sourced from a single mine in Peru. Allison is a proud supporter in a handful of U.S. jewelers who are pioneering the Ethical Sourcing Consortium, a new cooperative that provides traceable, artisanally mined gold.  All vermeil plating is conducted in the United States. All paper products are purchased from companies dedicated to domestic paper goods that are sourced from sustainable forestry, have low or no chemical yield and many hand-made products.  Environmental and social sustainability are among our core values. However, we are not perfect. We continue to evolve our practices and materials as we discover new options and solutions.