Here it Portland the trend toward sustainability, environmentally friendly products, and natural fibers is no trend- it’s a way of life. By now most of us know about organic cottons and recycled materials; but have you tried wooden jewelry? There is something about it that’s easy yet interesting all at once. The grain in the wood lends dimension to even the simplest design.
Many designers are utilizing reclaimed wood in their designs. This significantly limits the impact on the environment. Especially considering many of the products are produced by hand rather than in large production runs.
So how do you incorporate wooden jewelry into your wardrobe? First, don’t over think it. It’s like any other necklace or bracelet. In fact mixing a simple wooden bangle with your old gold ones would give them new life.
The brown tones in the wood look beautiful with shades of pink and coral. They also create nice harmonies with yellows and oranges. Tone down your bold summer shades with a statement necklace in deep mahogany. Then when fall weather turns the corner, rock it in the office with a simple tee and cardigan.
If you live near the Pearl we recommend stopping in EcoVibe on Everett and 9th Ave. They have a beautiful Ebony Twist Bracelet for only $25. Happened upon this article but don’t live anywhere near Portland? No Worries. EcoVibe has an online store for you to shop too!
Check out the slideshow for great examples of Eco Chic Wood Jewelry and tell us what your favorite designs are.