Life Changing Accessories (Literally)!
Apr10

Life Changing Accessories (Literally)!

You had me at Amazeballs! When Celina Comninos and I struck up a conversation via email I couldn’t help but check out her lovely label Loup & Co. As soon as I saw her wonderful designs (hello Cacti necklace) the customisable give cards  (the ‘You are amazeballs’ one is my fave) and her incredible business model I knew I had to find out more. Statistics compiled by UNICEF about Kenyan children indicate that during...

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Love, Ethics, and Beautiful Jewels
Mar20

Love, Ethics, and Beautiful Jewels

Silver, Substance, and Sustainability. Three excellent ‘S’ words that lead me to this chat with Tanya Coelho the designer of Zefyr Jewels. Like many of you out there who have chatted silver and gold on social media, jewellery is my one true weakness! Once upon a time jewellery wasn’t on my radar. This may have been due to the fact that the only jewellery retailers I was aware of were chain stores that sold classic...

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Hopie Hippie: Mala Beads and Much More
Jan29

Hopie Hippie: Mala Beads and Much More

A Ray of Sunshine Personified! I ‘met’ Hope through social media and I feel eternally grateful that she took time from her busy schedule as a creative and a carer to answer some questions for the Sustainability In Style readers. Hope is the kind of person whose positivity shines through any medium despite facing situations that many may find challenging on a daily basis. She and her husband Steve share a love story that...

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Style Session: Boho Jewel Layers
Nov11

Style Session: Boho Jewel Layers

Boho jewellery layering chic made simple! Some girls just seem to have effortless boho style down-pat. While it can be easy to look at these carefree goddesses with envious eyes there is a good chance that they may well have started off in the same place you are at right now. Style is a process of self discovery, evolution, and a whole lot of research. Whether or not you are aware of it we all look to others for inspiration. A few of...

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Label Love: Olivia and Diego
Aug06

Label Love: Olivia and Diego

  Olivia & Diego create handmade accessories from  old knitted t-shits and office supplies from their home-base within the Davao region of Mindanao island, Philippines. This social enterprise was developed as we the founders notices a rise in number of young entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, designers and other professionals who value authenticity, local talents and positive change within their region. Seeing a market for...

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Label Love: Turtle Warrior
Jun17

Label Love: Turtle Warrior

  A little while ago this adorable and thoughtful jewellery brand popped up to say hello on my Instagram feed. Turtle Warrior bracelets are not only beautiful to look at, they are jewellery with a cause. Each bracelet is made handmade from discarded glass bottles cleared from turtle nesting beaches in the Turtle Village of Matura, Trinidad. Matura beach hosts hundreds of nesting critically endangered leatherback turtles each...

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Label Love: Ernest and Joe
May07

Label Love: Ernest and Joe

  Seeing as Mothers Day is right around the corner what better time than now for a ‘last minute’ update on the incredible jewels from Ernest and Joe, a  mother and daughter design duo based in Geelong Victoria. Sally and Mia can be found working from their back-shed studio with a cuppa in one hand and the soldering iron in the other to come up with these beautiful 100% recycled Australian silver works of art. For...

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DIY: Embroidery Hoop Earring Stand
Nov25

DIY: Embroidery Hoop Earring Stand

  This super easy project requires very little DIY skill and is the perfect way to display your earrings for easy access. I have a beautiful jewellery box but have found that I keep wearing the same earrings all the time because they are on top of the ‘earring pile’. By having my earrings on display I hope to achieve two goals, wearing a variety of things I own, rather than just the same thing all the time, and...

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Label Love: We Wood
Oct14

Label Love: We Wood

Several years ago while browsing for Christmas present ideas I came across this strange and wonderful brand called WeWood who create watches from 100% recycled wood material. Totally smitten by their ethics and design I promptly purchased the Jupiter Model in Army for my man, and what must be at least four years later, it is still going strong. WeWood products don’t use and artificial or toxic materials, and for every watch...

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Label Love: Nurdle In the Rough
Oct03

Label Love: Nurdle In the Rough

Nurdle eh? Is that a nude Ninja Turtle? Apparently not. A nurdle is the pre production material that goes into making all things plastic. These everyday plastic items, from toothbrushes to takeaway containers, are the leading forms of oceanic plastic pollution (check out Watch This: Garbage Island for more on this issue) . Nurdle in the Rough Jewelery takes these oceanic nasties and creates them into incredible pieces that aim to...

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