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TalkingShopping.com - Feb 24th, 2009

Another eco-cool brand the TalkingShopping girls got to check out at ECOllection at MAGIC in Las Vegas is a jewelry label that's making quite a name for itself not only in the world of eco-friendly fashion, but across the country and even with celebribeauties in Tinseltown! It's Atlanta-based label Smart Glass Recycled Jewelry and it's taking green fashion to a whole new level with it's bold, eco-concious jewelry designs. Although the line's only been around for a little over a year, 90210's vixen AnnaLynn McCord, Gossip Girl's resident mean girl Leighton Meester, Jewel, Amy Smart and so many more have all been snapped in the stuff. So what's so cool about what they do? Smart Glass designer and artist Kathleen Plate handcrafts each piece (or directly supervises their assembly) from colored and recycled stained glass, silver solder and sterling silver. She uses glass from household items that don't exactly scream "high fashion" like salad dressing jars, coke bottles, etc. Coke even started donating their "reject" bottles from their factory in Atlanta to Kathleen, in an effort to aid in her cause! What's more is that Kathleen solicited a friend to create degradable plastic bags for her packaging, and according to her, they're one of the first jewelry labels to do so. She hopes that other jewelry labels will follow her lead and use only degradable bags! You can find Smart Glass's jewels in over 500 retailers across the country, or just jump onto their site to check out all the offerings! Prices in the collection range from about $45 to $250, depending on the materials used and style. Oh yeah, they also make cuff links and recently added rings to the selection, too! Definitely an eco-label to watch. PDF Image Below: Smart Glass designer Kathleen Plate showing off the label's goods!

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