About John Hardy
August 1, 2019
WHO WE ARE:
Inspired by Bali and its time-honored jewelry-making traditions, John Hardy’s artisan collective was founded in 1975 with a dedication to handcrafted jewelry. We are committed to sustainable luxury business practices, our craftspeople and the preservation of Bali. We pride ourselves on the value of authenticity; it is the soul of community that makes each piece truly one of a kind.
WE ARE ARTISANS
One of the largest employers on the island of Bali, the John Hardy Workshop & Kapal Bamboo Boutique employs over 700 multi-generational craftspeople, from watercolor artists to metalsmiths. Dedication to heritage artistry not only defines the John Hardy legacy, it retains artisan families that craft jewelry through meditative, communal chain-weaving, hand-hammering and carving.
WE ARE COMMUNITY
Under the creative direction of Hollie Bonneville Barden, we are fueled by the spirit of togetherness and dedicate ourselves to the artisans whose deep connection to Bali inspires the foundation of our Workshop & Kapal Bamboo Boutique. We offer an apprenticeship program, Jobs For Life, that provides vocational training and financial support to the citizens of Bali. Each participant is given the opportunity to join the workshop, where we provide locally sourced family-style meals to several-hundred workers––a gathering ritual that both fosters a sense of community and attracts visitors.
WE ARE SUSTAINABLE
As a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, and Kimberley Process compliant, John Hardy is committed to codes of practice that ensure our stones, diamonds and metals are conflict-free and ethically produced every step of the way.
The same sense of responsibility is applied to our packaging. From our jewelry boxes to our shopping bags, all paper materials are now certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit that manages the environmental and economic benefits of trees.
We also craft jewelry that gives back. Our “Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo” initiative, in partnership with non-profit 1,000 Bamboo Villages, is committed to cultivating the natural beauty of Bali. This means every time you shop from our Bamboo Collection, we plant bamboo seedlings in Bali on your behalf.
Our commitment towards building a better tomorrow is always evolving.