By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
PC : Soko
Coming into ‘21, we’re feeling more hopeful about a new year of possibility and brighter days ahead. In the meantime we’re looking for a little sparkle and when it comes to accessorizing, what is more dazzling than gold? A timeless metallic hue that brings a little luxe to even our most basic looks, there are endless choices to give stylish, sustainably focused girls a little gilt without the guilt. The brands behind these pieces all shine brightly not only for their designs, but for their use of conscientious materials, ethical sourcing, and mindful production methods. With the protection of our planet and its inhabitants at the heart of their businesses, you can feel good about glamming up, knowing that your accessories are as good as gold.
Produced using recycled 14k gold and post-consumer, upcycled diamonds, these dainty, handmade, star-drop earrings have clean water, low emissions, carbon-free shipping, and eco-friendly packaging within their manufacturing. Inspired by core values of defense of the ocean and preservation of marine resources, Washed Ashore has partnerships with multiple non-profits including Save the Children, Surfrider Foundation, Amnesty International, and Color of Change, making these earrings little stars that truly shine bright.
PC: Washed Ashore
Employing skilled, local artisans and ensuring competitive wages while using sustainably harvested wood, ethically-sourced leather, non-toxic glues, vegetable tanning, natural embellishments, and 100% recycled packaging, Calleen Cordero has long set the gold standard in the fashion industry for her sustainable, luxury accessories. This handmade, gold-patina, studded messenger is the perfect grab-and-go purse to stay consciously chic while carrying life’s essentials.
PC: Callen Cordero
Wear your love around your neck with this ethically-sourced, personalized, disc necklace, handmade in recycled 14k gold by jewelry designer, Christie Martin. A longtime advocate of protecting our planet, Christie creates her pieces utilizing recycled materials, conflict-free diamonds, and eco packaging in all her designs. Working with Gobble Gobble Give, a non-profit that feeds the homeless every Thanksgiving, this is a necklace you’ll always feel good about wearing.
PC: Christie Martin
Dress up your “do” with this set of three barettes designed by Bayou With Love founder, Nikki Reed, and produced using recycled brass and 18k plated, recycled gold. The environment is at the heart of this lifestyle brand whose focus is on sustainable, ethical production within jewelry, apparel, home and beauty. With conscious sourcing of materials behind every beautiful piece, including gold extracted from technology through their partnership with Dell, their jewelry collections include every day favorites, bespoke pieces, and brilliant bridal rings created with carbon neutral cultivated diamonds and consciously sourced stones. Made in LA utilizing local artisans and working towards a zero waste model with the smallest carbon footprint, this is some star powered-bling with a heart of gold.
PC: Bayou With Love