Eco-Friendly Accessories

Torchbearers: Hand-Forged Jewelry That Honors Gulf Coast Oystermen

PRESERVING TRADITION Lyons says the jewelry has several purposes beyond the aesthetic. The first is awareness. “Each piece in the Torchbearers Collection is meant to start a…

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Liberti's Conflict-Free, U.S.-Cultured Diamond Jewelry Help Refugees Make a Living

Liberti’s new line of conflict-free diamonds seem to sparkle a little brighter with sustainability. The Return to Love line is not only made from sustainable cultured diamonds, but…

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Sammy Handmade Puts a Contemporary Twist on Ethiopian Crafts

Tell us more about your brand and what inspired you to start it? It was all really by accident how the brand started. The desire was always to create a method or work in a field that…

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Made in Kenya, I am I's Eclectic Jewelry Doubles as Wearable Sculpture

Tell us more about your brand and what inspired you to start it? I have a bachelor’s degree in jewelry and silversmithing from the Birmingham School of Jewellery and, after 13…

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"Fend" Bicycle Helmet Collapses to One-Third Its Original Size

Hate lugging around a bicycle helmet around town? Consider yourself officially out of excuses. Protecting your noggin couldn’t be more convenient with the “Fend,” a…

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Wair: World's Scarf to Filter Pollution, Monitor Air Quality in Real Time

What if a scarf could neutralize harmful emissions that you breath in on your commute to work? After a particularly polluted ride to work through Paris, Caroline van Renterghem founded…

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Cambridge Satchel Co., Melissa Launch Vegan-Friendly, Recyclable Bags

Britain’s Cambridge Satchel Co. has teamed up with the good folks at Melissa to create a cruelty-free version of the former’s signature cross-body carryall, which is…

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Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Crafts One-of-a-Kind Jewelry With a Mythic Bent

Tell us more about your brand and what inspired you to start it? My eponymous brand is a couture jewelry company that specializes in extraordinary jewelry for extraordinary women. In…

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What Daisy Did: Fashion Brand Pilots Program to Employ Homeless

BREAKING THE CYCLE Designed for extra-durability, all of the carryalls have a three-year repair-or-replace guarantee, What Daisy Did said. The company has also teamed up with the…

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Fjällräven Debuts Eco-Backpacks Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Schlep back to school, back to the cubicle, or anywhere life takes you with Fjällräven’s new line of 100 percent recycled-polyester backpacks. Available in 12 monochromatic…

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Stabilimentum: A Couture Face Mask That Uses Spiderwebs to Filter Air

How far would you go for clean air? If you’re an arachnophobe, perhaps not very. At the Biodesign Summit in New York City last month, students from the University of Pennsylvania…

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Central Saint Martins Student Wins Swarovski Sustainability Award

For twice the shine, just add water. That’s the tagline behind Lucie Davis’s winning concept: a pair of Swarovski crystal–studded rings, made from 100 percent compressed…

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Sony Upcycles Headphone Wires Into Chic Travel Accessories

AURAL PLEASURE Sony said that the accessories are inspired by travel scenarios “synonymous with losing yourself in music—whether it be the daily commute or simply relaxing at…

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Hamilton Perkins Makes Bags Entirely From Recycled Plastic Bottles

CARRY ON Rather than looking at philanthropy as “an afterthought,” Hamilton Perkins decided to make it an intrinsic part of its business model. The company has hooked up…

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United by Blue's Iron-on Patches Help Clean Up the Oceans

What’s summer without a spot of adventuring? Whether you’re a camper, “glamper,” or armchair explorer, United by Blue has you covered—literally. The…

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Rewilder Makes Vegan Bags From Upcycled Beer Filter Cloth

HOME BREWED Rewilder sews all of its bags to order in its atelier in Hollywood, where it uses cutting techniques that maximize material yields and reduce waste. Each carryall features…

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Mosevic Makes Sunglasses From Recycled Denim Jeans

TRUE BLUE Like all of Mosevic’s wares, every one of the new pieces is hand-made in the company’s workshop in Cornwall, England. Layers of denim are infused with a…

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Michigan-Based Floral Designer Turns Succulents Into Living Jewelry

Susan McLeary is no ordinary floral designer. As principal of Passionflower in Anne Arbor, Mich., McLeary creates lush living jewelry from miniature succulents. Meant for short-term,…

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