Talisman chose to feature Kyler by Joy O in our collection not only for the unique and brilliant style, but also, and perhaps moreso, for the significant effort they take to, very literally, save our planet.
When both style and sustainability are made equal as priorities, design thrives. That’s what Joy O found when she took the leap from simply maintaining an ethical green workplace, to making sustainable style the core of our business.
Meet Kyler, a new collection of designer eco jewelry from Joy O, handmade in the US with delicious recycled + recyclable materials like stainless steel, 14k gold fill, sterling silver, black zinc, + artisan glass, all chosen with your closet and our planet in mind. Now don't get us wrong - they're all about the environment - but not at the cost of your fabulous fashion sense! That's why Kyler is the perfect balance of ecological + social responsibility without sacrifice of style.
Kyler jewelry really is made by Joy O, in her green workplace environment in San Francisco, California with help from an incredible, if tiny, team of dedicated employees. Our office and jewelry studio are lit by CFL bulbs, primarily warmed by passive solar heating, and have no use of air conditioning systems. We try to take every tiny step to reduce waste - like real cups, plates, and glasses in the kitchen, and cotton, rather than paper, towels for cleaning and drying. We either recycle or compost all office and kitchen waste under San Francisco’s incredibly robust municipal programs. You can expect that your jewelry came straight from this green San Francisco studio, where all labor meets fair US labor work standards, all employees are a part of the local economy, and stopping to enjoy a cup of coffee together never goes unappreciated.
While we are trying hard, we know can always do more. Areas we are currently working on include:
- becoming carbon neutral through purchasing appropriate carbon offsets for our facilities, distribution and packaging.
- encouraging our suppliers to beef up their audited environmental certifications
- finding cost-effective on-demand green printing solutions to reduce printed paper waste
- exploring effective, timely electronic means of communicating with our retail and wholesale customers, in ways that benefit them most, to further reduce paper and mailings