Meet HETTIE'S Rock & Crystal Shop
We are not just retailers, this business is our life. This means we are passionate about crystals and stones. We also make it our business to know where our stones come from and that they are polished and prepared safely and with NO child labour. We travel to the factories to see for ourselves how our rocks and crystals are prepared.
We have our own workshop but cannot possibly make everything we sell, here are some photos from one of our long term suppliers in China.
Above left: Here I am checking out the rough rock used to manufacture items like Angels, Spheres, Tumbled Stones, Animals, Jewellery etc.
Above right: Here is a worker carving a Buddha, note the safety breathing mask. All carving is also done in water to prevent dust.
Above left: Stone polishing. This factory is very clean and tidy and also employs a good mix of male and female staff.
Above right: This worker is carving skulls. Notice the tube vent at the back, this is for dust extraction.
Image left: The factory has strict quality control and employs over 400 staff.