With global warming not going away anytime soon and our planet’s resources dwindling down by the minute, eco-friendly living is now more important than ever.

Fortunately, there are lots of ways to be eco-friendly beyond just eating green and avoiding single-use plastic. Being mindful of our energy usage is one. Another is opting for green transportation like walking and biking to work. Maybe living off the grid is your thing?

Indeed, being eco-friendly is a lifestyle choice. It should extend to every aspect – even fashion! And the good news is we don’t have to sacrifice style over being environmentally friendly. There are lots of fashionable yet eco options out there from bags to jewelry. The best part is they are easily accessible and affordable!

One such example is handmade jewelry from a Vancouver based designer Kara Yoo. Since 2012, she’s been specializing in crafting one-of-a-kind pieces made from reclaimed metal such as sterling silver and gold.

The fact is that metal production requires a lot of energy, which increases our carbon footprint. In addition, it releases toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide, into the environment, greatly contributing to global warming.

By using recycled metal, Kara Yoo helps reduce these harmful emissions and helps combat global warming. It lessens the load on our landfills, diminishes waste and pollution, and also extends our reserves of natural resources.

Aside from being environmentally conscious, recycled jewelry is more durable as well.

Start accessorizing in eco-friendly jewelry with these stunning Kara Yoo pieces: 

1. Celina Hoop Studs

Classy yet simply elegant, these hoop studs are handmade from reclaimed yellow gold fill. Nickel-free and hypoallergenic, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your office wear

2. Charlie Cuff Bracelet

If you want to put a little touch of elegance to your outfit, nothing beats the Charlie Cuff Bracelet. It’s simple yet stunning, featuring handmade sterling silver. Completely adjustable too, so it fits any size wrist. Goes really well with anything, especially formal and party wear.

3. Chevron Studs

A simple stud earring with a double V design, the Chevron Stud is nevertheless chic in its own right. This vegan earring comes in either sterling silver or with 18k gold plating. It’s great as a casual, everyday accessory to match any OOTD.

4. Unity Necklace

Sophisticated is one way to describe the Unity Necklace. The necklace features a unique half-moon design supported by delicate gold chains. It’s handcrafted from recycled 14K yellow gold-fill and high quality sterling silver. Use it whenever you need a little chic elegance to your look.

5. Pull Me Through Hoops

Wearing these Pull Me Through Hoops is one way to make a statement! These circular shaped earrings are elegant yet surprisingly lightweight. This makes them a joy to wear. Made of argentium sterling silver or 14k gold-fill, it’s a great way to add that extra oomph to any party dress.

What’s your favorite piece from the Kara Yoo collection? Let us know in the comments below!