There are many ways to arrive at the decision to choose a more sustainable wardrobe, but this I guarantee: once it’s on your radar, you begin to look for it everywhere… without even trying! And when you come across others that appreciate the quality craftsmanship and intention behind such pieces, you automatically want to share it with everyone you know.
I recently came across Hoof & Arrow, a handmade jewelry brand based out of Portland, OR. It was perfect timing as we had been thinking of how to highlight other talented makers outside of our own designers. Founder and designer Anne leads the one-woman show, making hand-beaded earrings in dreamy colorways. Each earring is like a mini work of art…
The detail in these beautiful pieces brings to mind the intricacies of the Vesta jacket with its hand-embroidery. Keep reading for four more team favorites -- all thoughtfully made by female owned brands!
Social enterprise Láro offers fair trade clothing, accessories, and jewelry made by artisans that use techniques that have been passed down for generations in The Philippines. Plus, owners Nika and Lea are passionate about the fight against human trafficking, and give to the cause with every purchase made.
Their jewelry utilizes upcycled materials and each piece is truly unique. Those earrings are made with molded silk flowers!
You may have heard of Brooklyn jewelry brand Scosha, founded by Scosha Woolridge in 2007. What began as a signature bracelet inspired by her travels, the brand has evolved to offer jewelry in every category, as well as fine pieces and gifts for men and children. Perfect pair for our dresses, we think. ;)
The jewelry from Maria Paulina’s line MÂKUA is made by three indigenous communities in Colombia that fuse ancestral techniques with modern designs for a really special range of offerings. Select US boutiques like Accompany offer favorites from their collection. If you can get your hands on a pair of the earrings above, I have a feeling they’ll become an instant staple.
Last on our list of jewelry favorites is Idaho based Weave Gold. This is another independent maker of unique hand-beaded earrings. Each design varies greatly and I think there’s a color and pattern for just about every woman! Couldn’t you just marvel at the beadwork all day?
What are your favorite independent and sustainable jewelry brands? Make sure to give the artists above a follow!