Making the world a better place is a big issue also in the jewelry world. Here are four new jewelry brands bringing beautifully crafted sustainable creations, thank to the use of wood, acetate and recycled materials
Bringing natural elements into different contexts. This is the aim of Sophie Monet Okulick, designer of the eponymous brand Sophie Monet, a line of handcrafted jewelry made in Venice (CA). Cut and crafted of wood, her creations feature a bold design in a colourful palette of colours. All made with precious stones and metals which are mindful to sustainability.
“Together – let us make it cool to care”. This is the AKVA Jewellery’s motto. Being inspired by UN’s ‘Goal 14: Life below water’, the Danish brand made it the main purpose, providing an all-silver jewelry collection to fight the plastic pollution problem. «By wearing our jewellery, you are part of a caring culture aiming for a world without plastic pollution», they say from the brand.
Founded by artist Christine Young, Young Frankk is a jewelry studio working with recycled metals and locally made materials to minimize the environmental impact including plastic free packaging for our orders. The collection is made and designed in Los Angeles. youngfrankk.com
Founded by Spanish designer Lucía Vergara, in 2009, the line of accessories identifies with the vintage aesthetic. Most of the pieces are actually born of old materials, from the 40s to 80s, like golden brass and resin, beads or antique fabrics found in Europe. Lucía has also worked with wood for many years, but the material that she uses now is mainly acetate sourced from cellulose, which takes less time to decompose than plastic.