Earth Day Commitment #1: We promise to brag about our ‘green’ designers all year long!
Just last week, April 22, our country celebrated what might be one of the most important days of the year. To help ensure the future of our children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and the generations of people who will grace our Earth long after we are gone, we all have a responsibility to help ensure that Earth Day isn’t lost in the shuffle of our daily lives.
Earth Day reminds us that it’s time for us to invest in efficiency and renewable energy, rebuild our cities and towns and begin to solve the climate crisis. So let’s continue to celebrate Earth Day, as a day of education, while making personal commitments to make the world a better place to live, however minor that commitment is. Therefore, we’d like to highlight and celebrate the designers that we work with, who make an ongoing effort to enforce the message of Earth Day each and every day of the year.
Alex and Ani is a celebrated jewelry and lifestyle brand, known for their eco-friendly practices and their personal and meaningful designs and packaging. A company founded on awareness, empowerment, inner beauty and the human spirit, each piece is created to reflect the personality and importance of the wearer.
Designer Carolyn Rafaelian, Alex and Ani Founder and Creative Director, is deeply committed to creating a greener future for the planet and its inhabitants. Reusing and recycling materials in the creation of her jewelry is an integral part of Rafaelian’s mission as a conscious, eco-friendly designer. Each product is designed and manufactured entirely in the United States, all in the greater Providence, Rhode Island area.
Established in 1996, Heather Moore Jewelry, a division of Heather B. Moore, Inc., has charmed the fashion world with a consistent commitment to exceptional quality, innovation, and sophisticated design. The collection is based on the concept that everyone has something in his or her life to celebrate. Heather Moore creates an opportunity to document milestones and inspirations as well as who, what and where through handmade, specialized designs. All pieces are offered in sterling silver and 14K yellow, white, rose, and green gold. Heather Moore Jewelry is doing its part to help preserve the Earth’s natural resources by strictly working with 100% recycled metals. The goal of Heather Moore Jewelry is to help you create a timeless piece that commemorates you and everything important in your life.
In celebration of Earth Day 2014, 20% of every purchase from the John Hardy Bamboo collection went to Tress New York. To date John Hardy has planted 900,000 bamboos through their Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo program, which plants a number of seedlings for each Bamboo collection piece. John Hardy is a luxury handmade jewelry brand, founded in Bali in 1989. The company’s collaboration between designers and artisans yields jewelry that unites the mastery of the talented jewelers who served Balinese kings with modern design interpretations. In 2007, John Hardy retired and sold the company to Damien Dernoncourt (CEO) and Guy Bedarida (Creative Director & Head Designer). Together, they have expanded the brand worldwide and while adhering to strict policy of "greener every day" - the belief that a business can prosper with respect to the people, while preserving nature and the environment. John Hardy collections are sold at various luxury retailers in the U.S. and abroad.
What are you doing to make our world a greener place to live? For more information on how you can help visit www.earthday.org.