My very first job was a production merchandiser in Hong Kong....so exciting my only concern at the time was managing in my limited Cantonese. Those early years at as a merchandiser was during the time before we talked of safety or "sweatshops conditions".
I toughed it out for 2 exhausting years but luckily I could leave. I've personally witnessed how low the human condition can be reduced through harsh conditions. Still, I love production - today I am obligated to these people who carry the weight of our desires.
Today, we partnered with smaller production teams in Asia whose values align with Ona Chan Jewelry. We work closely with technology to ensure all of our jewelry is created with mindfully sourced, high quality material through ethical standards.