Paris Couture Shows were the Ultimate #BringBackTheBrooch yet IRL

Did you follow (live) or see coverage of jewellery from Paris Couture week? If so, you’d have spotted the jewellery trend that simply isn’t going anywhere. The brooch. Now if you’re an avid scrolling-Insta-obsessed person, you’ll notice the ever present ever fabulous brooch. On lapels, hats, worn as a hair accessory and of course attached to scarves/belts/bags. It is difficult to deter from diamond encrusted anything, more so with this fashion style statement. No longer confined to Granny’s jewellery box and no doubt spilling onto the runways as fashion month (New York, London, Milan, Paris) is about to get started.

Hidden Gem: Alma Geller, Jeweller @AlmaSophiaDesign

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry. This week’s focus is on Alma Geller of Alma Sophia Design. A Norwegian jeweller who handcrafts her jewellery at her atelier in London.

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Geller’s designs are reflective of her Scandinavian roots: delicate, aesthetically pleasing and minimalist.

You can see more about the award winning jeweller here. Or follow along on Instagram here, as designs start on the jeweller’s bench and are transformed into inimitable works of art.

Us: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Pandora: Carbon neutral.

Last Thursday (30 January 2020), Pandora announced (link) their commitment to being carbon neutral by 2025, five years from now.

The CEO Alexander Lacik said: “Addressing climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, and as a large global company we have an obligation to contribute to the necessary solutions. Responsible business practices such as recycling of materials and waste have always been part of Pandora’s way of operating, and we now commit to ambitious targets to reduce our carbon emissions and help drive sustainability in the jewellery industry.”

This is inevitable for the global company with humble, Danish origins. As most Scandinavian countries have, for the past few decades, led the way in terms of climate action and sustainability. Overall without compromising design and aesthetic.

Vice President for Sustainability, Mads Twomey-Madsen said, “To reduce emissions in our supply chain, we have committed to set a science-based target. In 2020, we will conduct new research to further our understanding of the carbon footprint across our different suppliers, and we will work with them to find the right scalable opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint.”