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    At iram-inal designs, we use natural materials, mainly reclaimed or upcycled materials in our hand-made creations.  Each piece has a variance and beauty that when combined with other materials and findings, makes each jewelry creation unique.

In sustainable design, there are often terminology used that the mainstream shopper does not know.  we want to familiarize you with our processes, and most importantly, how to use all that you have available to create something new, versus continually purchasing products that are a result of an overseas mechanized assembly line. 

read on to learn more about our processes and the materials we use to create our designs. .

Click the links below to learn more. 

FSC Wood
Upcycled Design


FSC Wood
FSC stands for "Forest Stewardship Council," an independent non-profit established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world's forests and to prevent rampant deforestation.  If a company is "FSC Certified," you know they engage in sustainable, environmental practices and participate in helping to carefully produce and consume forest products without causing irreversible damage to the forest and surrounding land.

iram-inal is proud to say that we purchase our wood base materials from FSC certified vendors, or "reclaim" the wood ourselves for jewelry use.

Upcycled Design
"Upcycled" and "Upcycling" are common words in the vernacular of modern eco-friendly independent designers.  One easy way to define upcycling is "trash to treasure": turn something was going going to be thrown away or discarded, and instead utilize it into a different wearable/usable form.  By doing so, the designer turns the item - which used to be of little or lesser value - into something of retail or sentimental value.