Jewelry brand “Garbage” is anything but. Run by jewelry designers Elise Shatz and Shelby Scudder every piece is handcrafted with the highest quality materials by local jewelers in NYC. But with materials being sustainable and with the goal to minimize overproduction and waste, the word “garbage” has a nice, tongue-in-cheek ring to it.
“We design everything with a sense of humor and playfulness in mind,” write Shatz and Scudder on their website. “Our stuff is made to make you feel confident and hot A.F., which is why we’re incredibly selective about the quality of materials we use. Your beauty will never tarnish, and your jewelry should be no different. Gold and silver only, baby!”
“I always think about how the pieces last forever and I want to make some things that are like a stamp of the times that we’re living in right now,” added Shatz in an interview with i-d Magazine. “I’m probably going to pass these down to my kids, if I ever have them. And I want these designs to be sort of representative of my life.”
Every component is sourced in the United States and assembled locally in New York’s jewelry district, with none of the production taking place someplace hidden from their eyes. “We intend to keep it that way regardless of how much the business grows,” they write on their website. A good agenda for a brand that clearly deserves the hype.