Our Pledge to Ethical Crystals: Discover Commitment to Responsible Sourcing
Our 100% Commitment to Ethical Crystals!
At Wargachuk.com, we are devoted to creating a delightful and enchanting experience for our customers while remaining firmly dedicated to sourcing our crystals and products with integrity and honesty. As we strive to elevate the energy of our customers' journey, we also aim to positively impact the world to the best of our ability.
Ethics play a significant role on a personal level. We often receive inquiries about whether we are certified ethical and crystal fair trade. Joey Wargachuk, a Gemologist and member of IPHM and various Gem Certification Organizations, leads our team in ensuring ethical practices. We are determined to counteract the increasing amount of clickbait and fear-mongering surrounding crystals on the internet that portrays them and their sources negatively.
As a spiritual and esoteric crystal business focused on energetically helping people, our team at Wargachuk.com is keenly aware of the need to improve how crystals and metaphysical products are sourced from the earth and delivered to our customers' homes. We make it our top priority to make informed decisions about sourcing our crystals, even if it is not always cost-effective. We engage in thorough discussions with our partners regarding their sourcing and improvement practices, reach out to locals for guidance, and listen to our customers' input. We genuinely believe that crystals are a gift meant to raise the world's vibrations and heal us all during this challenging time in humanity's history.
Standards We Are 100% Committed Too:
- Ensuring ethical and eco-friendly mining processes for crystals
- Adhering to international laws
- Protecting local wildlife
- Prohibiting slave or child labor practices
- Communicating and educating our wholesalers, vendors, and mine owners on improving worker conditions, environmental practices, and the world as a whole
- Giving back to local communities and healing the environment from which the crystals were sourced
- Providing a living wage in-store and throughout our supplier chains
Many of our suppliers are crystal wholesalers who primarily sell to retail businesses and have spent years cultivating sources with strong integrity reputations. They travel to countries such as Brazil, India, and Morocco, visiting mines, meeting prospectors and dealers, and documenting their. Many dealers specify the country of origin for each crystal, and if asked, might even reveal the specific mine it comes from. We always strive to find alternative sources when the country of origin is not listed.
FAQ: Top 5 Questions About Ethical Crystals at Wargachuk.com
Q: How do you ensure that the crystals you sell are ethically sourced?
A: At Wargachuk.com, we are dedicated to sourcing our crystals with integrity and honesty. We partner with trusted suppliers who have spent years cultivating strong integrity reputations. Our team, led by Gemologist Joey Wargachuk, actively engages in thorough discussions with our partners about their sourcing and improvement practices. We prioritize transparency and always strive to find alternative sources when the country of origin is not listed.
Q: What steps do you take to minimize the environmental impact of crystal mining?
A: We are committed to protecting the environment and local wildlife. We work with suppliers who ensure ethical and eco-friendly mining processes, adhere to international laws, and prioritize giving back to local communities and healing the environment from which the crystals were sourced. By choosing to work with responsible partners, we aim to minimize the environmental impact of crystal mining.
Q: What measures do you take to prevent child labor and slave labor in your supply chain?
A: Wargachuk.com strictly prohibits slave or child labor practices. We work with suppliers who share our values and comply with international labor laws. We maintain open lines of communication and educate our wholesalers, vendors, and mine owners on the importance of improving worker conditions and the overall well-being of those involved in the crystal industry.
Q: How do you support fair wages for workers throughout your supply chain?
A: We believe that everyone involved in the crystal industry deserves a living wage. At Wargachuk.com, we provide a living wage in-store and throughout our supplier chains. By working with suppliers who prioritize fair wages and ethical practices, we contribute to the well-being of the people involved in bringing the magic of crystals to our customers.
Q: How can customers be sure they are buying ethically sourced crystals from Wargachuk.com?
A: Our commitment to enchanting magic and responsible practices is at the heart of Wargachuk.com. We prioritize transparency and actively work to ensure that our crystals are ethically sourced. By choosing to support Wargachuk.com, our customers can trust that they are purchasing crystals that have been sourced with care, honesty, and a deep respect for the environment and the people involved in the crystal industry.
At Wargachuk.com, our dedication to ethical crystals and responsible practices is unwavering. We genuinely believe that crystals are a gift meant to raise the world's vibrations and heal us all. By supporting Wargachuk.com, you are joining us in creating a crystal healing experience that blends enchanting magic and a profound commitment to ethical crystals.
10 Ways to Advocate for Ethical Crystals When Shopping In-Store and Online
As crystal healing continues to gain popularity, it is essential to be mindful of the ethical implications of purchasing these beautiful stones. To ensure that the crystals you bring into your life come from responsible sources, we've compiled a list of 10 things you can ask and activities you can do to advocate for ethical crystals when shopping at crystal retailers, both in-store and online.
- Research the retailer's commitment to ethical sourcing: Before purchasing crystals from a retailer, take the time to research their dedication to ethical sourcing. Look for information on their website or ask them about their policies and practices.
- Ask about the origin of the crystals: Inquire about the country of origin and the specific mine where the crystals were sourced. Ethical retailers should be transparent about this information and provide details when asked.
- Look for certifications and memberships: Check if the retailer has certifications from gemological organizations or memberships in associations that promote ethical crystal sourcing, such as IPHM and International Gem Society.
- Investigate the mining process: Ask the retailer about the mining processes used to extract the crystals. Ethical mining processes should prioritize eco-friendliness, minimal environmental impact, and the protection of local wildlife.
- Inquire about labor practices: Ensure that the retailer condemns slave and child labor practices and adheres to international labor laws. They should also advocate for fair wages and safe working conditions for everyone in their supply chain.
- Examine their environmental efforts: Learn about the retailer's efforts to give back to local communities and heal the environment from which the crystals were sourced. They should actively support initiatives that promote environmental sustainability.
- Look for customer reviews and testimonials: Read reviews and testimonials from other customers who have purchased crystals from the retailer. This can provide valuable insight into the retailer's commitment to ethical sourcing.
- Engage in online discussions: Participate in online forums, social media groups, and communities dedicated to crystal healing and gemology. Discuss ethical crystal sourcing and ask for recommendations for retailers that prioritize ethical practices.
- Support small, local businesses: Consider purchasing crystals from small, local businesses that have a vested interest in their communities and are more likely to prioritize ethical sourcing.
- Share your knowledge and experience: Once you've found a retailer that aligns with your ethical values, share your experience with others in the crystal healing community. This helps promote awareness and encourages others to advocate for ethical crystals as well.
By taking the time to research and ask questions about the ethics of crystal sourcing, you can be confident that you're supporting retailers who share your values and prioritize the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants. Remember, every purchase you make has the power to create positive change, so let's join together to advocate for ethical crystals and create a brighter future for all.
Thank you for supporting Wargachuk.com, where we blend enchanting magic and responsible practices to create a crystal healing experience like no other.
Joey Wargachuk & Snaps