HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS
At Rainy Day Women, we only use stones, minerals, and gems mined in ethical ways close to the source and either cut by us or purchased directly from the lapidary artist who cut it. We will also be buying from smaller scale lapidary artists who share the same love for the earth, which mean purchasing from mines that are closer, meaning less travel, less hands and more restrictions in place to protect the earth where they have mined. We have also been learning to polish and cut our own rock collection and hope to one day be able to cut our own stones for our collections that we find in small, sustainable batches. All metals used in creations are of excellent grade and have been sourced in a sustainable and ethical manner. Most pieces are made using only RECYCLED sterling silver. We will only release small batch collections to provide care, but also to provide an important alternative to traditional fast fashion businesses. Furthermore, all rope/cord used in any components or packaging is made from hemp, a biodegradable and environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic cording.
WE LIMIT OUR WASTE MORE THAN TRADITIONAL JEWELRY COMPANIES
We save our metal scraps and other materials to either melt them down and use them again, or to send to a facility that can recycle our waste themselves. While a lot of our packages are sent through USPS, so we use their boxes, all packaging is either recycled paper that was purchased, or paper going to waste that was donated and shredded on site to help keep your pieces safe. We do not use any plastic in our packaging and try to reuse old packaging materials when possible. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
EDUCATE AND REINVEST
BARRIERS TO THE OUTDOORS
While nature has been an important aspect in our lives, access to it is not the same for everyone. Many barriers exist for people with disabilities/special needs, people of color, and disadvantaged communities. These barriers to the outdoors include the outdoors being a white people dominated industry, gear is often expensive, lack of accommodations for people with disabilities, and more.
EDUCATE PUBLIC AND REINVEST IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
While we are in the business of creating consumer goods, our intention still remains to give back to underserved communities. Our intention is to promote and give awareness to these issues and provide resources so that you too can advocate for these issues. As our business evolves, our hope is to give back large portions of our proceeds from particular collections to groups working on these justice issues. These groups will be vetted and decided on by our "Chief Disruptors".
5% of all online sales are donated to the Sacramento Environmental Justice Coalition. They are a grassroots coalition of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color(BIPOC), Residents, Neighborhood Associations, Faith Based Communities who are dedicated to advocate for environmentally just policies in low-income and historically excluded communities. Learn more about SacEJC by clicking the link below.
WOMEN-OWNED BY ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES
WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN
The Rainy Day Women team may have all started this journey for different reasons, but at its heart, the most important part is that we are supporting and uplifting each other. We hope to empower other women and marginalized groups to have confidence and believe in their dreams. Our belief is that the best way to achieve justice and happiness is together.
BUILD A BETTER FUTURE
Currently we only have a limited amount of funds due to our large start up costs. Our hope is as this space grows and evolves, that we are able provide environmental justice resources and education. We also aspire to create more community based projects to give back to the communities most impacted by the effects of environmental injustice.