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(Giveaway!) Edge of Ember Does Modern Geometry Sustainably

Rian Rose Ring // Edge of EmberI’m giving away one Edge of Ember ring to a lucky reader! To enter, you need to be signed up for EcoCult’s newsletter (to the right of this page) and Edge of Ember’s newsletter (at the bottom of Edge of Ember’s website). Then comment below to tell me you’ve done that, and you’re entered! (Ends Sunday at midnight.)

I’ve been following Edge of Ember almost since its 2013 launch. The geometric, contemporary jewelry designs caught my eye, and the fact that the collection is ethically produced in Fair Trade workshops in developing communities – Bali, Indonesia, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia – makes it one of my favorite jewelry lines.

Edge of Ember NecklaceCheck it out: Ten percent of profits are donated to selected charities that support disadvantaged women in the communities Edge of Ember works in. Right now, they are supporting Riverkids, a nonprofit that rescues trafficked and abused women and children in Cambodia.

The pieces made in the Cambodian workshop are from recycled brass from old bombshells. The pearls are Swarovski pearls, and the lapis stones are sourced locally by their Indonesian supplier.

Founder Lynette Ong grew up in Singapore, went to college at Dartmouth, worked in New York then Hong Kong, and now travels between London and Singapore. While living in Asia and working in finance, she discovered unique works of art and craft on her many travels there. She wanted to Edge of Ember lapis cuffshowcase the luxury craftsmanship present in Asia, as opposed to sweatshop labor we typically associate with China and Bangladesh, so she started collaborating with fair trade groups in Cambodia and Indonesia to produce her creative designs.

EOE is now based in London, so the website is the best place to purchase. Delivery is free above £100 and a flat £5 charge for orders below £100.

To enter to win this Rian rose ring, sign up for the Edge of Ember mailing list, and EcoCult’s mailing list, then comment below to tell us you did so! (Ends Sunday at midnight.)


  • Alden Wicker

    Ruth Alden Wicker is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of EcoCult, and author of To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick – and How We Can Fight Back. She also writes for publications including Vogue, The New York Times, Wired, The Cut, Vox, and many more.

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