My favorite style of earrings is a hoop. I can still remember my very first pair of little gold hoops, when I was 11. This pair of silver hoops was made by the Green Diva Jewelry company out of hammered, recycled silver. The hammered texture gives the timeless classic hoop a “…bit of an edge.” They are 2.5 inches in diameter.
Green Diva Jewelry takes the idea of maintaining a green business very seriously. They follow a platform that they call the 5 Pillars Of Green.
*Green Materials – They use recycled, sustainable, renewable, second-hand, vintage, and fair trade materials.
*Green Packaging – Packaging is made from recycled materials, printed with water-based inks.
*Green Operations – They work in a way that creates the smallest carbon footprint possible.
*Green Advocate – They have a refashion program for recreating pieces with Old jewelry. They take part in a cell phone recycling program. They work on behalf of fair trade practices and a formal certification system within their industry.
*Green Giving – Green Diva gives back 20% of their proceeds to environmental causes. You can nominate your own favorite charity with their Design for Donations Program.
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