What is your product made from?
A Starched based bioplastic. You can learn more here.
What is a bioplastic?
A bioplastic is a plastic that will degrade when exposed to microorganisms. Our product is 100% stable and has great mechanical properties similar to that of traditional plastic, but will decompose when discarded the way mother nature intended.
You can learn more here.
If it is edible, does that mean I can eat it?
We don't recommend eating the product and we are not liable for any harm or choking that occurs if your ingest our product! Read our terms and conditions here.
Is your product durable? Does your product last long? Will it fall apart easily?
Watch us test the durability of Mo.Na. products here.
Our Gems are not single use. The product is 100% stable, durable, feels, and acts like regular plastic as long as you take care of it! The product is water resistant but we don't recommend exposing it to water for long periods of time.
Do your products grow mold easily?
No, they only grow mold if you expose them to microorganism like the ones found in trash.
How long does it take to decompose?
Our products takes two weeks outside in the dirt and/or composted to biodegrade.
Watch our plastic biodegrade here.
How does the presence of mold prove biodegradability?
Biodegradation is defined as the biologically (involving living and organic matter) catalyzed reduction in complexity of chemical compounds into simple inorganic chemicals.
Biodegradation is the process by which organic substances are broken down into smaller compounds by living microbial organisms.
The microbial organisms (in this case mold) transform the substance through metabolic or enzymatic processes.
Biodegradable matter is generally organic material such as plant and animal matter and other substances originating from living organisms, or artificial materials that are similar enough to plant and animal matter to be put to use by living microorganisms.
This means that only ORGANIC matter can be biodegraded by a living organism like mold. Degradable is not the same as biodegradable.
In plain english, just as how your fruits get moldy when decomposing, so does our Gem!
Will the formulation be available to the public?
In all transparency we are a small two person team. We worked really hard to develop this formula. We want to make a meaningful and lasting impact in the fashion world, so we will share our formula when we have the resources to do so.
Is the metal used for the hook hypoallergenic?
Yes, we use 925 Sterling Silver hooks and 14K Gold Plated Sterling Silver hooks.
Can I get them wet?
Yes our products are now water resistant but since they are made from organic material excessive moisture will begin the decomposition process. We recommend keeping them dry. Learn more here.
When will you restock?
We restock the first week of every month. Subscribe to mailing list for updates!
How long do preorders take to ship?
Pre orders at least 4 weeks to ship.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes we ship internationally. Shipping rates are calculated at check out.