Fashion (Canada) - - The Draw Sustainability Reboot -

Sus­tain­abil­ity is im­por­tant to New York-based jew­ellery de­signer Ana-Kata­rina Vin­kler-Petro­vic. The for­mer war cor­re­spon­dent em­braced veg­e­tar­i­an­ism as a teenager, be­gan eat­ing or­ganic in col­lege and would take old news­pa­pers to a food co-op to be re­cy­cled, back when sep­a­rat­ing bins were less com­mon. “My con­nec­tion to earth has al­ways been very strong,” says Vin­kler-Petro­vic, who started AnaKata­rina with the in­ten­tion of us­ing re­claimed, re­cy­cled, fair-trade and pre­cious ma­te­ri­als. The Cloud 9 col­lec­tion (shown) is cen­tred around a Sea of Cortez pearl (farmed in Cal­i­for­nia) con­nected to a Brazil­ian aqua­ma­rine that’s been hand-carved to re­sem­ble a cloud. The di­a­monds and met­als are re­claimed, and two Mon­tana sap­phires were added for colour. “From an in­tu­itive as­pect, sus­tain­abil­ity is about love,” says Vin­kler-Petro­vic. “Th­ese pieces are very much about joy and love.”

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