Designers Create Zero-Waste Jewelry Line

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NEW ORLEANS – Katie Schmidt, founder of the sustainable clothing brand Passion Lilie, and designer Beatrix Bell have collaborated to create a limited-edition, zero-waste jewelry line.

“I had all of this leftover fabric cut into small bits, some of it from making masks,” said Schmidt in a press release. “I wanted to utilize those leftover pieces and not waste them. The idea of a jewelry line popped into my mind – and I’m not a jewelry expert.”

For help, Schmidt reached out to Bell, a friend from the Louisiana festival circuit.

“There’s a piece for every type of customer,” said Bell of their joint project. “The leftover fabrics are all unique which gives each piece its own personality.”

The hand-crafted collection features tassel pieces, bigger statement pieces and other designs in “neutral yet vibrant” colors.  

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