The Sustainable Jewelry Brand to Sport This Holiday Season

Don’t take it the wrong way, but we wish you would incorporate more garbage into your everyday look. That’s Garbage with a capital G. The fine jewelry brand with the tongue in cheek name features handcrafted pieces made with the highest quality materials by local jewelers in NYC. But what really turns their accessories into statement pieces is the idea behind them.

Jewelry designers Elise Shatz and Shelby Scudder created Garbage with a clear agenda to minimize overproduction and waste. And so, while the materials are of fine quality, they are also sustainable.

Every component is sourced in the United States and assembled locally in New York’s jewelry district, with none of the production taking place somewhere the two designers can’t see with their own eyes. “We intend to keep it that way regardless of how much the business grows,” they write on their website.

“I always think about how the pieces last forever and I want to make some things that are like a stamp of the times that we’re living in right now,” said Shatz in an interview with i-d Magazine. “I’m probably going to pass these down to my kids if I ever have them. And I want these designs to be sort of representative of my life.”

Oh, and their jewelry is also extremely chic. Check it out for yourself: