At Crystal Parade, our commitment to creativity goes hand in hand with our dedication to environmental responsibility. As a business, we take conscious steps to minimize our environmental impact. We prioritize sustainable sourcing practices for our embellishment products, ensuring that the materials we offer are ethically sourced and produced. Additionally, we actively work towards reducing waste in our order processing and packaging. By choosing Crystal Parade, you're not only investing in quality creative supplies but also supporting a business that cares deeply about the well-being of our planet. Together, let's craft a vibrant and sustainable future.

(Crystal Valley, Preciosa crystals)

Responsible office practice

We believe in embodying responsibility, not only in our product offerings but also in our daily office practices. We recognize the importance of sustainable business operations and are committed to reducing our environmental footprint. Our responsible office practices reflect our dedication to creating a positive impact on the environment while providing you with exceptional service and products.

  • We use recycled paper that would otherwise be thrown away for our printed invoices.
  • We no longer keep paper copies of transactions; all records of customer orders are kept online only.
  • All recyclable materials at our office and warehouse are recycled.
  • Where possible, we aim to avoid the partial sending of an order and take every measure to complete an order in one dispatch.
  • Team members work from home rather than commuting, when not required in the office.
  • Team members cycle to the office during the summer months rather than driving.
  • Team members lift share.
  • No unused or unwanted products are wasted. If a product is returned to us by a customer, we strive to use it for a project rather than sending it back to our supplier, reducing the product’s carbon footprint.
  • We take every measure to prevent a returned item, which would add to the carbon footprint of said item.

Responsible packaging

Our commitment to responsible packaging solutions reflects our dedication to sustainability. We actively explore options for packaging made from recycled materials, ensuring that our choices contribute to the reduction of environmental impact. By prioritizing eco-friendly packaging practices, we aim to play our part in minimizing waste and fostering a greener, more sustainable future for our creative community.

  • We are currently looking into sourcing bags made from recycled plastic.
  • When feasible, we send out orders in recyclable packaging or boxes from deliveries we have received, using new packaging as little as possible.
  • We re-use any left- over packaging we are sent for example bubble wrap, foam stuffing, cardboard and scrap paper. Any left-over packaging that is not required is recycled.

Responsibly sourced products

The essence of our creativity is intertwined with a strong commitment to responsible sourcing. We take pride in carefully selecting suppliers who share our dedication to sustainability. By forging partnerships with suppliers committed to ethical practices, we ensure that our embellishment products are sourced responsibly.


Preciosa proudly presents products adorned with the Lead-Free Brilliance symbol, guaranteeing lead levels below 0.009% (< 90 ppm). Crafted with meticulous attention to environmental stewardship, these premium items adhere to the most stringent industry standards and international safety certifications. For comprehensive details on product ingredients, please refer to the Preciosa website.

Over the last decade, Preciosa has undertaken significant strides in environmental sustainability. Key facilities have undergone refurbishments, incorporating cleaner technologies and eco-sensitive solutions. Substantial investments in alternative fuels and cutting-edge non-gas burners have resulted in an impressive 50% reduction in nitrogen-oxide emissions by Preciosa Components over the past three years alone. Here are some highlights of Preciosa’s sustainability program:

  • Achieved a 40% reduction in waste since 2010
  • Achieved a 50% reduction in water consumption since 2010
  • Achieved a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions since 2017
  • 95% of their entire product range is lead-free
  • 80% of all materials are sourced locally in the Czech Republic
  • Sorting & recycling glass program; any rejected glass is re-used and recycled.
  • Preciosa offers a manufactured pearl as an alternative to natural freshwater pearls; suitable for vegans and without the damaging impact on the natural environment.

See Preciosa’s full sustainability report here.


With the launch of our own brand of Zodiac Crystals, we are conscious of the environmental impact of sourcing and dispatching new products, and what we can do to be more sustainable.

  • Where possible, products are shipped to us using sea transportation rather than air.
  • Products are shipped in large quantities to avoid frequent travel and therefore a reduced carbon footprint.
  • Zodiac offers a manufactured pearl as an alternative to natural freshwater pearls; suitable for vegans and without the damaging impact on the natural environment.

Being a sustainable and environmentally responsible business is crucial in today's world as it not only contributes to the well-being of the planet but also aligns with the values of an increasingly eco-conscious consumer base. By adopting sustainable practices, businesses can reduce their environmental footprint, conserve natural resources, and contribute to the global effort to combat climate change.

At Crystal Parade, we are dedicated to making our business more sustainable by continuously implementing eco-friendly practices, sourcing responsibly, and exploring innovative ways to minimize our environmental impact across all areas of our operations.



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