Alberta Ferretti to H&M, it seems everyone is jumping on the sustainability bandwagon. It's not quite as often, though, that we hear about a jewelry line with the same kind of regard for enivornmental and social responsibility.
Enter Alkemie. Founders Dara Gerson and Ashley Lowengrub each had successful jewelry lines using traditional metals, despite a certain wariness of the gem and fine metal industries. Finally, the two decided they could no longer support the toxic effects of mining on workers and the environment, giving birth to Alkemie.
Now, at least, I can feel a little less guilty when I decide to splurge on those Thorn Bangles.