Jewelry designers Elise Shatz and Shelby Scudder don’t take themselves too seriously. Their fine jewelry brand, Garbage, is a testimony to that if nothing else. Every piece is handcrafted with the highest quality materials by local jewelers in NYC, but with one important detail: their materials are sustainable, with a clear agenda to minimize overproduction and waste.
“We design everything with a sense of humor and playfulness in mind,” their website states. “Our stuff is made to make you feel confident and hot A.F., which is why we’re incredibly selective about the quality of materials we use. Your beauty will never tarnish, and your jewelry should be no different. Gold and silver only, baby!”
Every component is sourced in the United States and assembled locally in New York’s jewelry district, with none of the production taking place somewhere they can’t see with their own eyes. “We intend to keep it that way regardless of how much the business grows,” stresses their website.
With a growing clientele and a clear green agenda, we’re betting on Garbage to be the next big thing in the fashion industry. “I always think about how the pieces last forever and I want to make some things that are like a stamp of the times that we’re living in right now,” said Shatz in an interview with i-d Magazine.
“I’m probably going to pass these down to my kids, if I ever have them. And I want these designs to be sort of representative of my life.”
Check out some of their fashionable pieces in the gallery below.