OUR ETHICS

COUNTERFEITING

Bailey of Sheffield stainless steel bracelets and necklaces are assembled and hand built by our craftspeople in our own studio workshop at Portland Works in Sheffield.

The only way to purchase a genuine Bailey of Sheffield product is through our own website and official stockists.

If you unsure of the legitimacy of a Bailey of Sheffield product that is being offered for purchase, please don't hesitate to get in touch at hello@baileyofsheffield.com as there are a number of ways we can help you identity the validity of the product.

MODERN SLAVERY

Bailey of Sheffield will always ensure that we comply with current legislation and all the industry standards which ensure that labour guidelines and human rights in the workplace are met.  This includes strict compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in the UK and the International Labour Office (ILO) which prevents any forced labour, discrimination at the work place and child labour in the countries in which we operate.

SUSTAINABILITY

At Bailey of Sheffield, we are proud and confident of each and every one of our stunning stainless steel bracelets. We are certain of its origin, quality and craftsmanship. The use of responsible and reputable suppliers, manufacturers and services is paramount in bringing each Bailey of Sheffield product to life.

We are committed to maintaining responsible business practices and this includes the constant monitoring of how we source the stainless steel and all other materials we use to hand finish our jewellery.

We believe that corporate social responsibility and our desire to produce beautiful quality jewellery are intertwined. Responsible business practices and social awareness are an integral part of the Bailey of Sheffield company ethos. We aim to maintain both in our daily operations as well as through our community initiatives.

Sustainability

The emission footprints of the material, especially those related to carbon, water and air, are minimised. Reuse and recyclability are at high levels. The material has low maintenance costs and a long life, both key indicators that the impact of the material on the planet is at the lowest levels possible. Stainless steels are easily recycled to produce more stainless steels and this process can be carried on indefinitely. Stainless steel is theoretically 100% recyclable, with no degradation. It is estimated that about 80% of stainless steels are recycled at the end of their life. As stainless steel has a high intrinsic value, it is collected and recycled. Despite the very high recyclability properties of stainless steel, in some circumstances stainless steel will still find its way into disposal sites etc. Unlike many other metals, in this situation stainless steel will have no damaging effects on the soil and water.

Choosing stainless steel for an application ensures that it will have low maintenance costs, a long life and be easy to recycle at the end of that life. This makes stainless an economical choice in consumer durables and in capital goods applications. Stainless steels also have better mechanical properties than most metals. Its fire and corrosion resistance make stainless a good choice in transportation, building or public works such as railways, subways, tunnels and bridges. These properties, together with stainless steels’ mechanical behaviour, are of prime importance in these applications to ensure human beings are protected and maintenance costs are kept low.

Stainless also has an aesthetically pleasing appearance, making it the material of choice in demanding architectural and design projects. Taking into account its recyclability, reuse, long life, low maintenance and product safety, the emissions from the production and use of stainless steels are minimal when compared to any other alternative material. A detailed and precise analysis of the sustainability of stainless steel makes the choice of stainless a logical one.

“Did you know that any stainless steel object has an approximate recycled content of 60%”

In 2007, around 27 million tonnes of stainless steel were produced, taking approximately 16 million tonnes of recycled stainless steel and other materials to generate this quantity. The amount of recycled stainless steel in any stainless object is approximately 60%, this will increase however as the use of stainless steel expands as stainless steel produced today will not necessarily be recycled for 20-30 years.

Stainless steel is made up of:
25% Old scrap such as end of life products
35% New scrap which is returning from production
40% New raw materials added

The Bailey Packaging

We are very proud of our partnership with a leading packaging expert in the UK. 

They redesigned the original Bailey of Sheffield bracelet box to make it fully FSC standard and also completely sustainable and environmentally friendly with the introduction of two bespoke brand new cardboard inner trays.

The company are experts in bespoke handmade boxes, with a team of highly skilled designers and makers with over 85 years of expertise, and are proud to be using methods of making paper on card boxes since 1885.

The present owner's grandfather owned the leading box manufacturing company in Britain, and his mother, who gained over 10 years of experience in packaging, then took his Grandfather’s place in 2006.