What makes our textile jewelry so truly special is that the materials used — recycled silk yarns and recycled glass beads — are born of their discarded past and imagined into the present by those who see beauty in unexpected, often overlooked materials.
Each vibrant skein of recycled silk yarn is handspun from leftover fibers of sari textile mills and infused with the warmth and energy of the women who create it. No machines or factories come into play in the rebirth of this yarn. Instead, this artisanship is fueled by women’s co-operatives in Nepal and India where women are paid fair trade wages to support themselves and their families and bring sustenance to their lives, their traditions and this one-of-a-kind recycled silk yarn.
The recycled glass beads are hand cut and shaped by craftsmen of Ghana and Indonesia, who bring to life the flawed beauty of this art form. The very nature of the glass bead is to be uniquely imperfect, finding its own distinctive complexity that becomes evident in chips or color variations.
These two vibrant worlds of recycled textiles and glass beads are brought to life individually, then reborn into the uniqueness of each piece. Imperfectly beautiful and entirely its own, no two beads, skeins of yarn or pairs of hands can ever be replicated. Each alive and infused with its own unique mastery, our collections are handmade from start to finish with love, time, honored traditions and meticulous attention to each and every detail.