Our Story

mindfully made

MACHETE was born from the belief that accessories could be classic and modern, fashionable, and responsible, high-quality and approachable.
Inspired by a lifetime of collecting vintage and heirloom pieces, Jennifer J Matchett knew she wanted to create heirloom-quality jewelry and accessories that also functioned as go-to, everyday staples. Sourcing vintage Italian acetate, she created sculptural tortoiseshell earrings that quickly took off and were featured in Vogue in 2017.
Today, MACHETE’s product line has expanded to include a curated assortment of jewelry and accessories made from natural and renewable materials and responsible production methods. 
MACHETE’s acetate jewelry and accessories are crafted exclusively from natural and renewable cellulose acetate and bio-acetate. All metals are comprised of recycled brass and ethically sourced silver and gold. Earring posts are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, sterling silver, or solid gold. All jewelry is stored and shipped in custom, eco-friendly EVA zip bags.
From her studio in Atlanta, Jennifer continues to craft enduring and mindful designs, working with bespoke studios across the globe to bring her visions to life.