It’s an Eco-Friendly Arm Party!

You know that “arm party” trend that you’re seeing everywhere? Well, I’m completely here for that. Perfect excuse to wear all my bracelets at the same time. Well, not ALL of them, but several, at least. While most of my wrist candy has come from thrifting, DIY projects, the sale rack at Target and gifts over the years, I wondered about what eco-friendly companies were making jewelry I could bring to the party. So here are my favorite eco-friendly bangles and bracelets:

Alex and Ani

I LOVE this company. I bought a ring and necklace when the brand was on sale at Gilt Groupe a few years back, and I’ve been eyeing their fabulous bangles ever since. They’re not cheap, but I think they’re worth the money. Plus they can often be found on flash sale sites like Ideeli, Rue La La and others. You can purchase pre-made sets or individual, stackable bracelets, and the best part? They’re all made of recycled metals. ALEX AND ANI ON AMAZON → (aff)

Kris Nations

This is yet another company that uses recycled materials in all their pieces, but their aesthetic is completely different. In addition to pieces made of metal and woven fabrics, they have a variety of gorgeous cuffs that would look great surrounded by other pieces. Plus, all their jewelry is made in the U.S. KRIS NATIONS WEBSITE →

Greenheart Shop

This technically isn’t a jewelry maker, but rather a retailer. However, they carry such an awesome selection of Fair-Trade, handmade arm candy that I had to include them. Some of their pieces are also made of recycled or otherwise eco-friendly materials. I actually visited their brick and mortar store when I was in Chicago for BlogHer a few years back and bought an awesome beaded cuff bracelet. I still wear and love it. GREENHEART SHOP WEBSITE →

Shop ALS

I love supporting artists who dedicate their time and talent to making beautiful pieces by hand, and Alex Elle, the lady behind Shop ALS is among my favorites. Most of the pieces she makes come with an attached meaning, and her creative spirit shines through each one. Tip: Follow @alex_elle on Instagram, as she often posts quick coupon codes that last only a day or two. SHOP ALS WEBSITE →

Urban Lace

I am itching to buy one of these fabulous bracelets! They are made from reclaimed bike inner tubes collected from local bike shops. The rubber is cut into beautiful patterned cuffs that will make any outfit a knockout! URBAN LACE WEBSITE →

The Felicity Store

This Etsy seller makes delectable beaded bracelets, which can be bought in carefully curated sets like the ones shown above, or individually. Gotta love handmade jewelry from someone who has great taste 🙂 THE FELICITY STORE ETSY SHOP →

Made with Love

These colorful, recycled rubber bracelets are made by a women’s co-op in Djenné, Mali, West Africa. These women are paid a fair price for their work, offering them a viable way to support themselves and their families. The bracelets are sold to raise funds for L’Empire des Enfants, a center for homeless children in Dakar, Senegal, which provides shelter, meals, education and training programs and works with local organizations to return the children to their families. They’re available in a dizzying array of colors and you can get a huge stack of them really affordably. MADE WITH LOVE WEBSITE →

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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