Cornelia Webb Through Our Lens re: Sustainability

Through our lens

We have reached the limits of how much we can take from planet earth. From the introduction of the industrial age we, in the western world, have forgotten how to live a life in symbiosis with the planet. We have lost the balance with nature.

With the realisation of this, thanks to many scientists, we at Cornelia Webb jewellery are now currently working hard on our core values and taking time to stop and reflect on “business as usual”.

To celebrate our 15+ years in the industry and the 10-year anniversary of the Planetary Boundaries we are looking forward to reinventing ourselves and the purposes of our products during this coming year.

As Kate Raworth, promotor of the doughnut economy, says: Today we have economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive. What we need are economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow.

Thriving has always been the lead factor for Cornelia herself, leaving the path of medicine to explore creativity and questioning what a piece of jewellery could be defined as, creating dresses of chains when the market was selling only the basic categories back in 2005.

The challenge then was to reintroduce old ways of decorating our bodies again, today the challenge is different. Now we need to question how we produce jewellery, what the relationship jewellery - carrier should look like, and with inspiration from history also the question of what a piece of jewellery can do for its wearer, is it only decoration?

It´s other habitual patterns that need to be questioned now but I believe the answers lie in the same curiosity, creativity and open-minded way, says Cornelia.