These earrings are finely etched stainless steel on sterling silver hooks. The Small Elm design is inspired by beautiful old growth trees. 26 x 23mm Polli is a low CO2 company which is socially responsible, reducing our environmental footprint wherever possible. Our low CO2 rating is awarded by the Carbon Reduction Institute. We have achieved this rating by offsetting the carbon emissions produced by our energy consumption, flights, car travel and team commuting. Our general practice includes extensive studio based recycling; using and specifying recycled products where possible; using natural light or energy efficient globes; using natural airflow and cooling rather than air-conditioning; and walking or cycling locally where possible. We manufacture our products locally which helps local industry and reduces carbon emissions in freight. It allows us to collect any offcuts from the production processes which we reuse where possible or donate to local schools and artists. This initiative means that our in-house production creates minimal landfill. We also have a collection policy on reusable Polli packaging by encouraging customers to retain packaging for return and reuse. The Stainless Steel using in our jewellery is 75% recycled and our new wooden range is made from sustainable plantation ply. Our products are designed to last both in their durability of material and process and also in their independent design aesthetic. Good design should never be disposed of. Maja Rose and Tess Lloyd met in 1999 while studying Industrial Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. After graduating into professional roles, the designers sought the fulfilment of creating their own products. Soon they were selling their fun, light weight polypropylene baskets at local markets, and Polli was born. Having a sustainable sensibility from the start, Tess and Maja would carefully save all of the off-cuts and cut-outs from the baskets, hoping to reuse them in some way. Combining their love for recycling and fashion, the off-cuts were twisted, knotted and looped together to make a range of brightly coloured earrings to sell alongside the baskets. The earrings quickly began to outsell the Polli baskets, so Tess and Maja began using other materials and designed a larger collection of jewellery. As demand for Polli grew so did the need for a team and a studio space. The Polli team is a group of creative women who work primarily from the Stanmore studio in Sydney.