Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

Three words: elegant, chic and sustainable. That is how I would describe the eco-friendly artisan brand Valerie Madison which I found in my brand research. I was immediately drawn to the brand’s personality and to the designers passion for creating jewelry that is pristine and elegant but also staunchly ethical. With a unique approach to…

Debra Navarro Jewelry

I first met Debra Navarro at a Metal + Smith jewelry event in New York. Our interests intersected over sustainability issues in gemstone mining, so I was eager to learn more from her about her inspirations, process, and business model. Let’s face it, we aren’t always sure the person who made our shirts were treated…

Edge Of Ember

Brand: Edge Of Ember Location: London, UK Quick Take: Well- made luxury at affordable price points – chic and simple designs without compromising production ethics. this is a great brand if you are passionate about transparency in terms of working conditions. The sustainability aspect is not 100% clear because they say they use sustainable materials…

Michelle Pajak-Reynolds

INTRODUCTION Within two minutes of meeting designer Michelle Pajak-Reynolds I was laughing with her and swapping sustainability events and stories. I met her at the Metal & Smith Jewelry show and was immediately struck by her original and eye-catching designs. Her necklaces, earrings and other jewelry are bold and striking and definitely not meant for…

Ready-Made: Made for You and Me

If you were a child of the 90s you probably have vivid memories of pre-technology entertainment. i.e. disc men, board games, cards – before we started to treat our  iPhones like appendages. If you are anything like me, maybe you sometimes long for the days of being unreachable at any given moment. Left to my own…