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About Machete

The Machete jewelry label was established in 2017, designed by Jennifer J. Matchett. Machete jewelry is a line of eco-conscious, affordable jewelry for everyday wear. All materials used are Italian imported, high grade, cellulose acetates. Importantly, Machete jewelry is ecologically friendly, and does not support unfair labor practices. Machete has been featured on Vogue.com and throughout publications worldwide.

 

About our jewelry:

The tortoise shell acetate we source is high quality and non-petroleum based, imported from Italy. Cellulose acetate is a natural and renewable material, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based material.

Cellulose acetate is made by extracting cellulose fibers from cotton and wood pulp to create a transparent paste. This paste can then be colored, processed, and molded for a variety of industrial applications. For our jewelry, it is cut from a large block into thin sheets, and then cut again into smaller rectangular blocks.

All of our earring posts are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, sterling silver, or 14k gold.

 

About the designer:

Jennifer J Matchett graduated Santa Fe College with a degree in Art History. She currently lives in the Atlanta area while working on an eponymous label set for release in 2018.