Accessories

Sustainable accessories for the divine female

Be­ing sus­tain­in a position does no longer on­ly suggest chang­ing our ac­tions in terms of wa­ter and en­er­gy con­sump­tion, as well as de­creas­ing our vehicle­bon diox­ide (CO2) emis­sions. How­ev­er, it is going a lit­tle fur­ther and a few­times it’s miles as sim­ple as con­sid­er­ing sus­tain­able fash­ion op­tions.

Ja­9 Browne, a Trinidad-born Caribbean cre­ative, creator, free­lance jour­nal­ist and the face be­hind the ac­ces­so­ry logo Ve­na—The God­dess Ex­pe­ri­ence, shows us through her ac­ces­sories how we will merge sus­tain­abil­i­ty with fash­ion. Ve­na—The God­dess Ex­pe­ri­ence is a Caribbean-primarily based ac­ces­so­ry brand cre­at­ed for and in­spired by the di­vine female. Ja­9 says that she is proud of the con­scious steps made to apply greater eco-buddy­ly and sus­tain­capable fash­ion op­tions adding that “Fash­ion have to nev­er be terrible for the en­vi­ron­ment.” The XX Team had the op­por­tu­ni­ty to listen from Ja­9 on her beau­ti­ful­ly craft­ed pieces and her jour­ney as a lo­cal de­sign­er. This is what she needed to percentage with us.

Did you al­ways see your­self be­com­ing a de­sign­er?

 

Ab­solute­ly now not! I al­ways say that de­sign is some­element I tripped and fell in­to, but I would nev­er name it an ac­ci­dent be­reason I be­lieve all of our steps are di­vine­ly or­dered. What begin­ed as a ran­dom hob­through dur­ing uni­ver­si­ty, mor­phed in­to pals re­quest­ing pieces in their personal, which fur­ther grew in­to, “Hey! This may be each a pas­sion and an activity.” I al­so work as a creator and unfastened­lance jour­nal­ist but my fel­low mil­len­ni­als, in par­tic­u­lar, will un­der­stand once I say, it’s be­com­ing extra com­mon to have sev­er­al ca­reer in­ter­ests co-ex­ist­ing.

How did you discover ways to make those ac­ces­sories?

Tri­al and er­ror, lit­er­al­ly. I’ve al­approaches favored mak­ing stuff, a few­thing I at­tribute to my mother who I like to call the Queen of DIYs. Her mother and my grand­moth­er, Ve­na Browne (to whom the brand owes its name), al­so labored nicely with her fingers. So I sup­pose it’s safe to mention, it’s in my blood.

Who or what are you in­spired by using?

Every­thing. In­spi­ra­tion comes in lots of dif­fer­ent approaches, and I try my first-rate to leave my spir­it open to ALL of it. Some­times a con­ver­sa­tion sparks a new de­signal. I’ve been given­ten de­signal thoughts while run­ning every­day er­rands, and even as take a seat­ting in of­fice meet­ings. Mu­sic al­so helps to chan­nel my cre­ativ­i­ty. My most re­cent favorite track which I play while I paintings is In­dia Arie’s al­bum ‘Wor­thy’.

How are your portions dif­fer­ent?

One of the things I’m most proud about is that the pieces I cre­ate are both fab­u­lous but appropriate for the earth. I in­cor­po­charge re­cy­clable ma­te­r­i­al in­to each piece and it’s far cool to see how to discover magazine­ic in things that oth­ers can be brief to dis­card.

What has been your largest strug­gle to this point inside the in­dus­try?

Fear, to be hon­est! Fear and en­tre­pre­neur­deliver do NOT pass nicely to­geth­er. You can have both but def­i­nite­ly no longer at the same time. Most prob­lems are solved from the mo­ment I advert­simply my mind­set from “What if I fail?” to “I’m go­ing to try any­manner, and examine if it doesn’t cross as planned.”

As for an extra tan­gi­ble strug­gle, it’d be the fact that there are lim­it­ed re­assets/sup­pli­ers avail­capable lo­cal­ly that cater to jew­el­ry-mak­ing.

Do you discover your­self be­ing sup­port­ed by means of oth­er lo­cal de­signal­ers?

I con­sid­er my­self a ba­via of types in the busi­ness, so I haven’t met or in­ter­act­ed with some of the famous de­signal­ers (yet). How­ev­er, those that I have crossed paths with have shown noth­ing however love, light, and sup­port. I al­approaches hold forth that there’s enough room at the top for anyone.

What are we able to search for­ward to inside the fu­ture from Ve­na—The God­dess Ex­pe­ri­ence?

Apart from greater amaz­ing de­symptoms, I’ll take this op­por­tu­ni­ty to proportion an undertaking I’m so ex­cit­ed about. We’ll quickly be launch­ing ‘The God­dess Talks’. The goal is to fea­ture ladies from all walks of life who are ex­celling in their own precise way. So stay tuned, you simply may see one in every one of your faves be­ing excessive­mild­ed, or dis­cov­er a brand new source of in­spi­ra­tion.

Wendell Washington

Explorer. Social media expert. Internet fanatic. Pop culture evangelist. Spent the better part of the 90's consulting about g.i. joes in Atlantic City, NJ. Set new standards for licensing carp in Ocean City, NJ. Spent two years donating saliva in Los Angeles, CA. Managed a small team developing Magic 8-Balls in Deltona, FL. Had a brief career implementing weed whackers in Hanford, CA. Spent a weekend writing about crickets in Los Angeles, CA.

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