In true sustainable style, so many of today’s hip designers are creating beautiful pieces by re-shaping existing garments or upcycling found materials. Here’s a handful of personal faves to adorn fingers, wrists and necks…


Brooklyn based Dirty Librarian Chains will ecofashion a unique piece for you – starting at $30, just deposit your vintage treasure in their expert hands and let them craft a new unique piece for you, your mom, mate, sister or girlfriend. (one of a kind bracelets L to R above, $240 & $190); more @



above – Designer Tonya O’Hara’s PET:cell line is aimed to inspire hope – she transforms PET (recycled plastic bottles) into jewelry that mimics microscopic organisms and cells. Individually cut and made by hand, above: Quill and Tarantula rings are quite intriguing.


aboveTeardrop necklaces from recycled vinyl records by award winning jewelery designer An Alleweireldt … find them at Pure Design’s U.K. website.


above – Redefining neck ware – 3 vintage neckties become a chic, ruffled neck kerchief; ($135) @


above – Just when you’ve thought already you’ve seen it all – shirtsleeves turned neck treatments … from Junk Styling, a very cool London-based boutique for guys and girls.

May some of these designs inspire the DIY in you … here’s to a jolly good, low carbon impact weekend.