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Brand
Brand
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy
Materials
Materials
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Ethical Design
Ethical Design

Dirty Librarian Chains - Brooklyn, United States ?

Brand

Mass market jewelry production wreaks havoc environmentally with metal mining and toxic chemicals used in plating. Dirty Librarian Chains is trying to change that one necklace at a time. There...

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Design Philosophy

Susan started designing sustainably before "eco" became a household name. She has always been a fan of finding unique vintage clothing and accessories. The first necklace that she ever made as DLC...

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Materials

The DLC collection is made with pre-owned vintage jewelry or deadstock materials. At first, the founder would hunt for materials at flea markets. In the process, she met a few other people who love...

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Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Since every DLC piece is already a re-invented vintage jewelry piece, it is easy to rework their pieces into something new after you have loved it all you can. DLC also offers workshops and...

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Sustainable Design

DLC tries to use materials that are already in existence rather than creating new components. These days as well, the vast majority of jewelry is manufactured in Asia in questionable factories. ...

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Social Responsibility

The library has been a major source of inspiration for DLC's collection, and founder Susan loves giving back by donating pieces to silent auctions benefiting libraries. DLC also supports research...

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Country of Origin

DLC prefers to use vintage materials that were made in the US, but it is difficult to tell where each of the thousands of materials were originally born. Most of the deadstock components that DLC...

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Ethical Design

Every piece in the DLC collection is made by the designer or her assistants in their Brooklyn studio. They like to keep the process close to home! Even their production boards are repurposed. They...

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  • USA Sourced & Made ?
  • Upcycled & Repurposed ?
  • Long Jewelry Making History ?
  • One Of A Kind ?
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