I came across this fantastic line of Australian-made jewelry at the recent New York Gift Show. Founded in 2002 by Tess Lloyd and Maja Rose, Polli uses sustainable materials and processes and has been awarded a low CO2 rating by the Carbon Reduction Institute of Australia for offsetting the carbon emissions produced by the company’s energy consumption, flights, car travel, and commuting.
Polli’s 75% recycled stainless steel jewelry collection includes whimsical, vintage designs such as hot air balloons, bicycles, cameras, and hat cases, as well as Mexican floral patterns and woodland animal motifs. For its line of wooden brooches and cufflinks, Polli uses sustainable plantation hoop ply pine with colorful prints, and then wraps them up in an organic cotton pouch. The diversity of the line makes it hard not to find the perfect piece, whether you are an animal lover, camera buff, architecture fan, or your standard jewelry addict. Polli is available from 400 retailers across Australasia, North America, and Europe, but if you can’t find a store just order directly from their site.