John Hardy

john hardy

Production in Bali, HQ in Hong Kong

John Hardy jewelry was founded by Canadian designer and artist John Hardy in 1989. He visited Bali in the mid-1970s and the island’s jewelry-making traditions raised his interest. Working with local artisans, Hardy developed his first pieces by applying new design concepts to traditional Balinese techniques. In 2006, it became the very first company to offset the carbon emissions of its print advertising, business travel and lately, electricity. It does so by planting bamboo in Bali and in Nusa Penida, a small island off the coast of Bali and home to the endangered Bali Starling. In the ‘Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo’ program, collectors who purchase pieces from the Bamboo collection contribute to this endeavor because a portion of the revenues goes directly to this program. Each piece is inscribed inside with the number of bamboo seedlings that it will provide.

Damien Dernoncourt, CEO, says: “We have vowed to make our company ‘greener every day’. We can make an impact on people and the environment by running our business a bit differently”.