CONSCIOUS CARRYING WITH THE NY JEWELRY DESIGNER

What does conscious carrying mean to you?

I live in New York City and walk most places. I always have an extra tote with me for things I pick up like groceries along the way. Love my Bybba totes. They make whatever I am carrying look chic.

As a jewelry designer, how do you integrate sustainable practices into your business?

My jewelry is all hand made and the metals I use for my pieces is recycled. I am excited to have recently found compostable packaging for my line of Shell T-shirts and Scarves. All of my work is made to order which reduces excess.

 I am very inspired by my surroundings whether it be the city or out in nature. The city has had an enormous impact on my visual sense. I always look for the beauty among the busy, loud chaos of New York. I find it in the music, energy, art, people, and design everywhere I turn. At times I am also influenced by the incredible beauty of nature. Recently my work has been directly inspired by ocean waves, shells and flowers.

As a mom what’s the one thing you hope changes in terms of sustainability for the sake of the future?

I hope EVERYTHING changes for the sake of the future of our planet and our children. Every part of our lives is threatened unless we turn things around.

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CLAIRE DINHUT

The planet is incredibly important to me for it has given me and given us as humans so much. Even incorporating small practice in your daily routine can make a huge impact in the environment and I think that’s always something to keep in mind. You don’t need to change your entire lifestyle