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 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
Although I like to think of myself as being reasonably well-dressed, I’ve never been much of a fashionista. It’s jeans and t-shirts for me most days. Lately, though, as I learn to love my hair in all it’s naturally curly glory, I’ve been trying to be more put together. What I’ve found is that my clothes are only part of the full picture. Once I add a flower in my hair or a pair of stunning earrings, I really feel like I’m “dressed up.” And oh, what wonders a few of these felt brooches and necklaces would do for my accessory collection!
Designed by Peruvian artisan Vacide Erda Zimic, they are beyond gorgeous! The brooches and necklaces are made from recycled and reclaimed 100% wool felt, which is used to make traditional Peruvian Andean hats. Each circle or triangle is hand cut before being layered together to create the finished pieces.
I regularly use brooches in my hair, and these would be no exception. And these necklaces could literally turn a simple black dress or even a plain white tee and jeans into a stunning outfit. I’m truly captivated, not just by their beauty, but by the amount of love and effort that must go into creating each one. Once I consider that, these prices seem remarkably low.
I’m also more than a bit enamored with the company that brings these works of art to market. D.I.G.S ( short for Duchamp’s Irreverent Guiding Spirit, Inc.), was founded by Rhea Alexander in 1991. Since it was founded, the company has been working directly with artisans in places like Egypt and Peru to ensure eco-conscious manufacturing, fair trade, fair wages, and quality design. You have to love any company that makes that kind of commitment for the long term.
Why It’s Green:
- Handmade by Peruvian artisans in a local workshop
- Made of recycled, reclaimed 100% wool felt
- Fair Trade
Price: $16-20 for brooches; $35-48 for necklaces