Jenny Tranter

 
Jenny TranterJenny is the founder and author of State of Green, an Australian-based blog and e-store dedicated to all things modern, creative and sustainable. Holding degrees in social sciences and international business, Jenny would love to see sustainable design become common place in product design and going green to become mainstream. Not possessing the creative gene herself, she instead loves to discover other creatives who are designing with sustainable principles, and sharing their creations and causes with the world through her writing.

Recycled Newspaper Flip-Flops Create Sustainable Jobs in Indonesia

Recycled Newspaper Flip-Flops Create Sustainable Jobs in Indonesia

Have you heard the news? PaperFlops is a nascent line of flip-flops made from recycled newspapers and other sustainable materials. Currently seeking funding through Ulule, a European version of

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Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry, Says Report

Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry, Says Report

It is an appalling fact that child labor is still an issue in various countries across the world. Children as young as 10 are subjected to unacceptable work conditions to produce garments for the European

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Paper No. 9’s Faux-Leather Accessories Are Made of Cardboard, Not Cows

Paper No. 9’s Faux-Leather Accessories Are Made of Cardboard, Not Cows

The Model Citizens show during New York Design Week unearthed another gem: Paper No.9, a Brooklyn company that designs stylish, cruelty-free bags and accessories. At first glance, its wares resemble

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Clothe Yourself in Nature With Colleen Jordan’s Wearable Planters

Clothe Yourself in Nature With Colleen Jordan’s Wearable Planters

Designer and artist Colleen Jordan has a quirky range of nature-inspired jewelry that will stand out amongst your usual bling. Discovered at the Model Citizens show during New York Design Week,

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Swiss Artist Noémie Doge Makes Jewelry From Repurposed Footballs

Swiss Artist Noémie Doge Makes Jewelry From Repurposed Footballs

Avid football fans won’t be caught offside with these unique repurposed necklaces made by Swiss jewelry artist, Noémie Doge. Derived from old footballs from different corners of the world, each of the

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Gucci Debuts Special-Edition “Mamma” Bag for UNICEF on Mother’s Day

Gucci Debuts Special-Edition “Mamma” Bag for UNICEF on Mother’s Day

Calling all philanthropic moms and the people who love them: Gucci has just released a functional and fashionable “Mamma” bag that will not only have you stepping out in well-equipped style but

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DuMi Shapewear: An Eco-Friendlier Spanx?

DuMi Shapewear: An Eco-Friendlier Spanx?

Oft referred to as passion killers and “granny panties,” girdles, control bottoms, and shaping undies have long drawn a bad rap. For many of us, however, they’re a necessary evil. They

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Natalie Smith’s Sugar-Encrusted Jewelry Looks Good Enough to Eat

Natalie Smith’s Sugar-Encrusted Jewelry Looks Good Enough to Eat

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Australia’s Polli Uses Recycled Metals to Create Intricate Laser-Cut Jewelry

Australia’s Polli Uses Recycled Metals to Create Intricate Laser-Cut Jewelry

  If you’re after a piece of jewelry that makes a statement in a wholly sustainable way, Australian-made Polli has what you’re looking for. Its delicate-but-sturdy stainless-steel

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Erica Corte Turns Industrial Hardware Into Chic, Upcycled Jewelry

Erica Corte Turns Industrial Hardware Into Chic, Upcycled Jewelry

Do your eyes glaze over when you glance at a worktable full of nuts and bolts just waiting for that elusive rainy day project? Or do you stare at the bits and bobs and dream of what you could create?

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