This collection contain necklaces and bracelets that use the smaller pieces of plastic that can’t be formed into solid pieces as seen in the other collections.
A huge majority of what I pick up can’t be used as a single piece. This collection uses the most common colour of plastic which is white and blue to make up the perfect wave. Pick a bezel from the website as there are a few pre-made with different colour gradients and let me know in the notes when ordering if you'd like the leather or chain option. (Includes both but it's easier if it comes already attached!) For a better look at individual pieces please see actual website: www.ripplebyjess.com but please purchase through 1MW! All materials are used during this process! Everything is packaged in recycled materials and shipped completely plastic free/carbon neutral.
About Ripple by Jess
The entire jewellery line is made from recycled ocean plastic, collected from Australian beaches. In 2019, I spent 60 days cleaning beaches in Western Australia. I drove a van from Esperance to Broome. The trip was just over 2,000kms. Every day I pulled up to a beach and didn't know what to expect. Western Australia in summer is insanely beautiful but the environment is unpredictable and harsh.
This tested and pushed me to my limits, working in 40-degree heat, storms, wind and flies that would drive me insane. I would repeat to myself one sentence:
‘One piece of plastic can kill or injure a thousand animals in its lifetime.’
This is the one fact that inspired me pick up 2,780 pieces of plastic over two months, potentially sparing the lives of over 2 million animals. On the grand scale of things, this number would never put a dent in the actual problem but every single person I met, I would tell them about the journey and they would connect with it one way or another. I'm still in touch with some of them and each of them have changed a habit around plastic after we met. This is why the brand is called ‘Ripple’, because one conversation can change a person’s life. Awareness is a powerful motivator and should be shared!
One small action can have a ripple effect and I’m stoked to be a part of the waves of change we make as a collective. I can’t save the entire world, I can only tend to the garden I can reach but I’m so happy that I get to dedicate the rest of my life to the best job in the world: cleaning beaches, saving animals and spreading awareness on the devastating effect plastic has on the environment and us.