I have a serious weakness for jewelry — even moreso when said jewelry is made sustainably. I’m currently going through a big earring phase, so I was elated to find out that Pure Citizen is featuring thinknow jewelry this week.
From the Pure Citizen site:
thinknow products are made from 100% natural materials and water-based adhesives. All wood products are sourced from managed growth forests, and their products are sealed with beeswax and linseed oil. The packaging for the products you receive contains recycled-content and is produced using green e-certified wind generated electricty. The cardboard is durable enough for reuse in storing and displaying all of your favorite pieces.
In addition to this ethical manufacturing, all of thinknow’s pieces are gorgeous, and very affordable, even when they’re not on sale. As you can see in the photos (all from thinknow’s website), you can dress these pieces up or dress them down, and they’re perfectly appropriate for special occasions like weddings. I’m genuinely going to have a hard time deciding which ones I want the most!
Why It’s Green:
- Made from natural materials like wood from managed-growth forests
- Finished with water-based adhesives, beeswax and linseed oil
- Packaging made with recycled content and produced with wind power
Price: $20.80-33.80 on sale (regularly $32-52) (aff)
NOTE: If you’re interested, the sale ends on March 2 at midnight PST. You must be a member of Pure Citizen to take advantage of the sale. Signing up is free.
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I’ve become a bit of a jewelry junkie ever since I started embracing my natural hair — particularly with earrings. Before that, I was content to wear a single pair of small gold hoops that I’d had since forever. But big, bold earrings have become part of my natural swag, and I admit I’m a little obsessed with finding new, handmade options.
I’d much rather support an independent artisan than buy accessories made in a factory somewhere (though I’ll admit I’ve been sucked in my the great accessories at Target a time or two). And these earrings? All I can say is: Me. Likey.
I remember seeing a picture of an old college friend on Facebook in which she was wearing two different earrings. I loved the look and told her so, but never thought twice about trying it myself. Until now.
The thing about these earrings, made by etsy seller peaceimagesjewelry, is that even though each side is completely different, the two somehow make sense together. Maybe I’m just trying to convince myself since I want them so bad, but they really feel like a pair even though they don’t look like one.
Of course, if you’re not feeling quite so adventurous, she also makes matching pairs that are equally as fly, along with necklaces and other pieces. All I know is, I’ll become a customer in the very. near. future.
Why It’s Green:
- Handmade by an independent artist
Price: Ranges from $7 for simple studs to $116.50 for more elaborate pieces
I love jewelry and shiny things as much as the next girl, but unlike many, I’m not really partial to diamonds. Unless they’re vintage. And now that I’m trying to take my passion for green living beyond the surface to EVERY aspect of my life, I’ve learned to love the look of materials like recycled glass, silver and gold, and even tree nuts and berries.
When it comes to unique, eco-friendly accessories, noone does it better than Green Diva Jewelry. Seriously, these pieces are just gorgeous. There’s no denying that. But what I love even more than the beauty and quality of the jewelry is the commitment to the environment that is evident in every piece. After all, with a name like “Green Diva,” they’ve got to walk the walk, right?
This week, they’re having a 65% off sale, which means that you can snag beautiful pieces like the ones shown above for a fraction of their original prices, and many cost less than $50.
It’s been a while since I’ve treated myself to something pretty, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be grabbing a couple of these steeply discounted pieces for Christmas presents as well.
Why It’s Green:
- Made of eco-friendly materials like recycled silver and gold, Fair Trade materials, vintage components, and materials that are made in the U.S.
- Packaging is made of 100% recycled and/or corn-based materials and printed with water-based inks
- Business and studio operated in an environmentally-conscious manner, and Green Diva acts as an environmental advocate
- A portion of Green Diva’s proceeds is donated to the Yellowstone project of the Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental causes
- Green Diva offers a jewelry refashioning service by which customers can send in old, outdated jewelry that they don’t wear to have it redesigned and modernized into something they’ll actually use, instead of encouraging them to buy new jewelry
Price: $24-275 before 65% discount. Use coupon code cst_65_wk3_82759