sustainable style.

October 27, 2009


Veronica Riley Martens‘ booth was set up right next to ours at a craft show last weekend…I totally fell in love with her work, and ended up buying two pieces {the single tagua with chains, bottom right…and another, not shown}. I especially love the tagua nuts* she uses in her jewelry. They are extremely light, and the color combinations that she uses are fantastic. Love love love!!

*about the tagua nut:

“Tagua (tog-wa) Nut Beads are made from the seed of a tree similar to the palm tree. It is an eco-friendly product that helps sustain rainforests in Ecuador, by providing jobs for almost 35,000 people. It allows them to harvest a product that can be sold without having to destroy the rainforest.”


ToKissTheCook said on October 27, 2009

This was one of my favorite booths at Renegade. Such a fabulous way to add pop to basic black and I love the shapes/hues!

Michele P. said on October 27, 2009

these are so cool! I love the blue one…

tara said on October 27, 2009

Love these pieces! I saw a few designers working with bamboo at the buyer’s market. But these nuts are new to me!

Down and Out Chic said on October 28, 2009

these sustainable pieces are awesome for so many reasons. i looove the designs and i especially like that orange and yellow piece. just lovely.

Anastasia said on October 28, 2009

wow these are really lovely – they are large pieces that stand out but arent too bulky which is really nice!! pretty!!

Kristin said on October 29, 2009

Now, those are serious statement pieces. LOVE them!

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