The Platform for Sustainable Living
• 46 min 5 sec
Today we are so pleased to be having a conversation on the ‘true cost’ of the jewelry industry, and the bringing together of creativity with a social and environmental mission with Anna Bario who is the co-founder of the ethical jewelry line, Bario Neal.
Anna Bario and Page Neal started Bario Neal in 2008 with the shared idea that our most precious things come with a story.
While Anna and Page were drawn to the imaginative possibilities of jewelry, they were disillusioned by industry standards that turned a blind eye to the harmful, widespread effects of conventional mining. So before they launched the line, they committed to doing things better — for the earth, the people and communities within the supply chain, their customers, and in turn, their business.
Bario Neal is now an industry leader in ethical sourcing and mindful production. Their jewelry reflects individualism, gender and marriage equality, and conscious values rooted in ethical origin from mine to market. Their hope is that you’ll find a piece of jewelry that represents your most authentic self.
In today’s conversation, we dive into Anna’s passion for transparency within her industry, her commitment to finding the most sustainable ways to craft an heirloom piece, and her attraction to the handmade.
This episode covers the creation of ‘slow jewelry,’ making every person feel welcomed, and the sincerity of a brand that was started with ethics at it’s core. We also discuss some of the complexities of what truly sustainable jewelry and craft can entail, and how Anna approaches these in her own unique way. We also delve into being a women founded business and the challenges she overcame along the way. I hope you love this conversation as much as we did!
Learn all about Bario Neal here: https://bario-neal.com
And follow their journey here: https://www.instagram.com/barioneal/