Sustainability is at the core of NOIR CATCHER
We strive to consciously source our materials and ethically produce our items.
We are committed to craft all our products in the heart of Milan.
Manufacturing our chemises and medallions locally allows us to save fuel consumption during the production and to create job opportunities for the territory where the production is held. In addition, in this way we are certain about the quality and ethics of the production process.
Our fabrics are simply beautiful, inside and out. They are all following an ethos of smart design and slow wear approach. We work with non violent
peace silk, banana silk, organic hand washed linen,organic cotton and Japanese denim. Some of them are undyed & unbleached, meaning the colour comes entirely from the virgin fibers of its raw material using only the minimum amount of processes and resources necessary to make it.
Alike, our fine jewels are hand-crafted like a miniature sculptures by local goldsmiths in a small laboratory in the heart of Milan. We believe in pure gold, and only craft our jewelry with Fair-mined Certified Ecological gold. All pieces have been certified in accordance with the Hallmarking Act 1973, and the diamonds used are certified by GIA, IGI, HRD. Our jewelry is genuinely ecological, ethical, and traceable.
Each medallion comes with an ethical soft pouch and a wooden box coated in ecological urushi
lacquer. Handcrafted by Japanese master craftsmen, granted with Royal Warrant from the Japanese Emperor, the box will serve as a guardian of your
cherished jewels, meanwhile continuing the ancient
Japanese carpentry tradition, developed more than a millennium ago.
- the most loving way to wear silk.
We use Ahimsa silk that is 100% organic and non-violent and is made in India under strict social and ecological standards and is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Peace silk breeding and harvesting allows the completion of the metamorphosis of the silkworm to the butterfly, so that no animal has to suffer or die. The silkworm breeding takes place under natural conditions. The trees where the silkworms grow are not treated with fungicides, insecticides or genetic sprays. To protect the caterpillars and leaves from other insects or birds, the entire tree is covered with a net, similar to a mosquito net. Once the silkworms have spun the cocoons, they are kept in a sheltered place until the pupae hatches out of the cocoon as a beautiful butterfly. This process can take 2 to 4 weeks. This particular method slows production, but is fundamental to our philosophy of producing silk gently.
Ecological & Ethical
Our Fairmined fine gold comes from certified responsible artisanal and small-scale mines in Colombia. It is ethical and fully traceable.
Fairmined mines are eco-friendly because they have to meet a number of rigorous standards for handling of toxic chemicals and also for protecting the environment. Fairmined mines ensure that there's no drinking water contamination, and that there's a positive environmental legacy for their surrounding environment.
Purchasing fairmined gold has made a noticeable difference in the lives of miners that would otherwise be at great risk.