in 2014, I made a commitment to make all of my products from upcycled or recycled materials. Today all of my jewelry is made from upcycled materials.
UPCYCLING IS THE PROCESS OF CREATING SOMETHING NEW FROM OLD ITEMS.
Unlike reusing or recycling, upcycling uses existing materials to create new ones. The process often takes more work than using new materials but it is done with environmental consciousness. The result is a product that is unique, handmade, and sustainable.
UPCYCLING IS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE WAYS TO TRANSFORM THE FASHION INDUSTRY FOR THREE REASONS:
- It’s sustainable. Upcycling reduces waste by reusing discarded items that are a byproduct of an industry. Upcycling reduces waste that ends up in landfills.
- It’s cost-effective. Similar to reducing waste, upcycling can be less expensive since used or pre-existing materials are typically a fraction of the cost of newly-made materials.
- It’s creative. Upcycling requires creativity to envision the potential of existing materials to create something new and beautiful.
Join me in being conscious of the environment. You will not only have a beautiful original piece of jewelry, but you can be assured that it is made here in the USA and it is helping to reduce waste. In addition, you are supporting a local small business and your purchase will help our economy here in the US.