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Our Manufacturing Practices

Jewelry made by our extended family in Bali

Our factory, based in Bali with additional workshops in Bangil, East Java, is comprised of handicraft, metal smith and office workers of diverse religions and faiths who are offered fair and ethical working conditions.

From our minds, to their hands, to your heart

It is the beautiful poetry of the blend of our culture with the Balinese culture that infuses our Poetic Xchange designs with a deeply rooted connection through a common thread and devotion to exquisite artistry. This connection makes the world a little smaller, as customers share in this process as authors of their own pieces (and recipients of this joy!).

Taking care of each other

We operate within a 40 hour work week, and pay more than two times the minimum wage with the option of overtime and double pay for holiday hours. Additionally, we give health and pension benefits, three months of paid maternity leave, sick leave, paid vacation, and bonuses, all fostered within a safe working environment. Our skilled craftspeople are family and community members who often share their income for their families’ schooling and healthful livelihood.

Taking care of the earth

Poetic Xchange believes strongly in enhancing the well being of the earth and her resources. We strive to utilize recycled silver in up to 50% of the material we process in an effort to lessen the impact from mining. We also recycle wax and plaster from the casting process (the plaster is later used by ceramic artists). This innate understanding and respect for the earth is interwoven with our care for the vital craftspeople at the heart of the Poetic Xchange family.

Our Luminaries

What’s a Luminary?

A Luminary is a bright, compassionate, inspiring, empowered, and attentive guide to her friends and clients. She takes the stage the Host has set for her, and she shines and shares her insight and expertise with everyone at the XChange, helping them choose the best piece(s) for their keepsake jewelry purposes, or guiding them through the process of selecting elements to design one of Poetic XChange’s exclusive new customizable collections.

Literally, the word luminary means a source of light or a person who inspires and leads others. We chose this over all the other conventional ‘rep’ terms because 1. Those other words are often dull and 2. We believe our Luminaries can be and usually are all of those things.

We feel honored and blessed to have such a loving group of people we call our Poetic Xchange family. They are beautiful and make beauty a part of our everyday lives.