Jewelry to Regenerate

At BaYou, every order makes a positive impact from design to your doorstep. We strive to create as little waste as possible by using materials that can be repurposed, recycled and are sustainably sourced with respect to our Earth. Every order gives back - from planting trees to cleaning our oceans to offsetting carbon emissions.

Regenerate with every order

Through our partnership with Greenspark, every order will support our commitment to regeneration and sustainability. Throughout the year, we will alternate the impact each order makes - from planting trees to cleaning oceans to offsetting carbon omissions. For the rest of 2022, 20 kgs of CO2 are offset per order to help reduce the impact of the increased emissions from shipping during the busy holiday season. Currently, UN Project 6315 uses sugar cane waste to create renewable energy in the East Indian state of Bihar. According to Greenspark, by utilizing a by-product of the sugar cane industry, this project simultaneously tackles organic waste while also creating a more sustainable energy source for the local region. To date, this project has supplied over 10.93MW of renewable energy to the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB), and also powers the local sugar plant from which the bagasse is sourced. Because this power source produces less greenhouse gas emissions than the fossil fuels that traditionally power the regional energy grid, it has reduced CO2 emissions by over 321,987t since its inception in 2012.

Additionally, 100 trees are planted with every engagement ring for your story of love. Currently, trees are planted through Eden Reforestation Project which is on a mission to combat deforestation by employing local communities to plant trees, providing an empowering means to alleviate extreme poverty through environmental stewardship. Eden Reforestation Projects fight deforestation and alleviate poverty by employing local communities to restore their natural ecosystems. Read about the project here and learn more by visiting our profile on Greenspark.

Jewelry Boxes

Our signature BaYou jewelry boxes were created using earth-conscious materials such as bamboo linen fabric, biomass foam padding and wrapped in sustainably sourced paper. Our sustainable manufacturer states these materials degrade naturally and are renewable. Our boxes and jewelry are designed with the intention to continue gifting them from generation to generation.

Shipping Materials

Our BaYou information and jewelry care cards are made with post-consumer recycled paper and uncoated to make them recyclable again. We have made a BaYou recycled tissue paper, designed by Nikki, to help keep your pieces safe in transit while also being beautiful to reuse for gifts you give in the future. The kraft cardboard shipping boxes are made in the USA and reusable/recylable.

Biodegradable Peanuts

Unlike traditional, toxic styrofoam peanuts, our packing peanuts are made from organic starch. They are planet-friendly and easily decompose in water leaving no toxic waste behind. We also suggest you save and reuse them.

Tree-Free prints by nikki

We have chosen to work with a print house that has shared they prioritize sustainability by using tree-free, cotton fiber papers that are both renewable and 100% recyclable from cotton linter. See our current collection of limited prints here.

Greenspark Public Impact Profile