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Environmentally Responsible Products

Stainless Steel: A "Green Metal"

Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that the products you wear on your body were made from socially responsible materials? With Tarma Designs, you can feel confident that what you’re wearing hasn’t harmed the environment. Tarma's 316L stainless has a +60% post-consumer recycled content and the ability to be worked into many different finishes. This metal is popular for use in construction, due to its durability in high-temperature, high-corrosion elements! It can be cut or cast and made in many finishes, including brushed and sandblasted. It will never tarnish, is noticeably lightweight, and very strong. It's a great substitute for more costly metals, like gold or silver. These designs were made to be worn in any environment, so go ahead and take it along for the adventure - your Tarma can handle it! 

Vacuum Plated Finishes

Variety is the spice of life! Tarma's plated finishes in faux gold, copper, and black are environmentally friendly. Vacuum plating doesn't use liquids, like electroplating or anodizing processes, which leave toxic liquid waste that has to be properly disposed or reprocessed. So choose your favorite finish and let us handle the rest! 

Recycled Polyester Cord

We’re putting your empty water bottles to good use! For all products with polycord, Tarma has moved entirely to a recycled yarn made from PET water bottles and industrial polyester scrap. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is the most widely used recycled plastic in the world.

With the comfort of you in mind, all of Tarma's cords are custom woven to ensure that durability and the hand (or stiffness/softness) of the cord is balanced with the weight of the pendant. Go ahead and wear your Tarma necklace morning and night, or never take it off at all! 

Recycled Chipboard Packaging

We know what you’re thinking. Your cords and finishes are sustainably made but what about your mailing materials? All of Tarma's packaging is made from a minimum of 90% post consumer recycled and unbleached paper pulp. Even the cord used for the hanger is constructed with RePly polyester! 

Shipping Containers

The last step in maximizing use of recycled materials and socially responsible practices comes in our shipping containers. For envelopes and boxes, we use unbleached mailers and corrugated cardboard, with a minimum of 60% post-consumer paper.

Castings

When you buy Tarma Designs, you’re supporting employees who reside right here in the United States. As part of our ongoing initiative to support local manufacturing, Tarma's cast silver and bronze pieces are engineered, modeled, and made in America!  

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