Sustainability


We are committed to creating pieces that can be passed down through generations and worn with pride. For you to know exactly where your piece has come from, and the hands that have made it.  

Made to order, right here in Melbourne by Linden Cook.

 

At Linden Cook, we recognise that times are changing and that all businesses need to do more for the planet and the community. We aim to create responsibly and mindfully, and are constantly seeking new ways to improve our processes and create a transparent business model. We are committed to furthering our sustainability journey and reducing our impact on the environment.

Made in Melbourne 

All of our pieces are handmade by our team of artisan jewellers right here in Melbourne, Australia.

Recycled 

Precious metals are non-renewable resources. We use recycled materials in production to ensure we reduce our footprint as much as possible.

Inclusive 

Not only are our pieces made to order but they are individually made to the size and fit specified by the wearer with an option to “specify length or size”, inclusive to all. This option is listed for the majority of our products and will soon be available for all. 

Value 

By operating on a direct to customer model we can maintain control of the processes and quality of our pieces from start to finish. This also allows us to keep our prices lower, ruling out unnecessary markups found with wholesale models.

Invest 

We design carefully curated pieces that stand the test of time, limiting the constant need for newness by investing in versatile pieces of exceptional quality. 

 

At Linden Cook, we recognise that times are changing and that all businesses need to do more for the planet and the community. We aim to create responsibly and mindfully, and are constantly seeking new ways to improve our processes and create a transparent business model. We are committed to furthering our sustainability journey and reducing our impact on the environment.
Our collections
All of our pieces are made to order by our team of expert jewellers in our Melbourne studio. In doing this, we can reduce waste and excess stock by only creating what we need, as we need it. By hand making our pieces, we are able to have more control over the process that creates them from start to finish.  We create conscious collections full of timeless pieces that can be worn forever. In creating high quality, sentimental pieces that won’t go out of style, we are encouraging customers to invest in jewellery they can love forever, rather than buying new pieces with new trends. Our collections include both fine every day jewellery and bold statement pieces. 
ESSEN x Linden Cook for Earth Day | Launching 22nd April 2021

This Earth Day (22 April 2021), We are launching a special collaboration with sustainable footwear brand ESSĒN.

Fashion has a waste problem - we want to fix it.  Just like my jewellery, all of Essen’s footwear is made-to-order. Reducing waste is something we strive to do at every point in our processes. ESSĒN cut their raw materials as tightly as possible, using as much as they can. Producing on-demand allows us to minimise waste and over-production, and to use our resources smarter by only producing what we sell. For the customer this means lower production costs per pair/piece, so the price can stay smart too. The craftsmen and jewellers in our workshops are experts in their fields, bringing heart and expertise to every piece we make, using time honoured techniques. 

Launching 22nd April 20201

Our studio practices
We source high quality precious metals designed to last, and aim to provide a level of craftsmanship that extends the lifespan of each piece. Each custom design embraces organic shapes and lines, allowing us to use recycled and repurposed materials more often. By not engaging in a wholesale model, we can limit the amount of hands our pieces go through before it gets to you. This also allows us to keep our prices lower, as it not only cuts out a step in the supply chain but also rules out any unnecessary mark ups in price. 
In 2020 we continued the transition to eco friendly packaging options for our pieces. We send every parcel in compostable and reusable padded mailers. Our packaging is plastic free and includes a jewellery box that can be used to store jewellery for years to come and a microfiber pouch perfect for traveling or to keep in your handbag. We hope this can help to break the cycle of waste so commonly involved in the fashion industry, as there is less to throw out and both the box and mailer can be reused. 
Our Suppliers 
Being a conscious brand means being aware that sustainability means more than just what happens inside our studio, and so we have taken the time to build personal and transparent relationships with all our suppliers, local or otherwise. All of our precious metal suppliers have made the move to recycled materials in the last year. We are committed to supporting the local community as much as we can, and use as many Melbourne based suppliers as possible.