Greener Lunch

Dining | Written By, NOW! BALI |

The name John Hardy has become synonymous with high-end silver jewelry and lifestyle products. The company is famous for its Asian-inspired design and hand-made technique that began life in the hands of generations of royal artisans in Bali. Perhaps the only thing better known than the quality of the products is John Hardy’s commitment to sustainable natural and social environments. This philosophy is clear at the lush factory site in the village of Mambar, Gianyar, where the majority of production takes place. All structures on the site are constructed from (predominantly) bamboo. This is intended to minimize damage to the environment.

The name John Hardy has become synonymous with high-end silver jewelry and lifestyle products. The company is famous for its Asian-inspired design and hand-made technique that began life in the hands of generations of royal artisans in Bali. Perhaps the only thing better known than the quality of the products is John Hardy’s commitment to sustainable natural and social environments. This philosophy is clear at the lush factory site in the village of Mambar, Gianyar, where the majority of production takes place. All structures on the site are constructed from (predominantly) bamboo. This is intended to minimize damage to the environment.

Every day the factory welcomes visitors who want to shop for John Hardy’s extensive collection of luxurious silver jewelry. Not only will they be able to find unique items that have been discontinued but, more importantly, they will have the chance to experience first-hand the sustainable lifestyle that the company holds so dearly. The most surprising sustainable practice that visitors can participate in is the communal lunch every afternoon, attended by everybody who happens to be on site; from management, staff, and guests.  People gather along a long, wooden table filled with local delicacies made from ingredients grown organically in the company’s vegetable garden and rice fields.

There are almost 700 personnel working at the John Hardy factory every day. The traditional-style kitchen in the farthest back area of the compound works hard all day to provide the same menu for everyone (except halal food for Moslem staff) every day. For guests who come to visit the factory, finding such consistent sustainable practices inside the belly of a world-class jewelry designer’s company is nothing short of inspiring. 

 

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