Harpers Bazaar: "13 Eco-Conscious Things Olivia Wilde is Loving Right Now" by Halie LeSavage
"Olivia Wilde has a three-step plan for shopping more sustainably: “Vintage as much as possible. Buy less, but more thoughtful pieces. Get into pieces that are so good you want to wear them all the time,” she tells BAZAAR.com.
One item you’ll see the actor and director wearing and re-wearing this holiday season is a Starling Jewelry gold-and-diamond sundial charm, a piece she and Conscious Commerce cofounder (and close friend) Babs Burchfield created for the brand. The delicate charm, whose proceeds will benefit the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, took months of design sessions to perfect—both in person and over Zoom. All that effort led to a modern jewelry milestone: It’s one of the first pieces on the market made with 100 percent recycled materials. “We got so into it, we got matching little Starling-like tattoos on our fingers as our North Stars!” Wilde says.
Designing with reused materials is one part of a bigger philosophy for Wilde. “For us, shopping sustainably means being conscious about what and how we are consuming, and being intentional about both the environmental and social impact.” To celebrate her eco-conscious capsule with Starling, and to help us all shop a little better, Wilde is sharing the 13 sustainably made pieces she’s loving now. This list will convince you of what Wilde has known about shopping all along: You can “see sustainability as cool, sexy, chic, and innovative—not a crunchy duty.”
"Bringing this charm to life was a labor of love during quarantine times. The charm, a sundial, is a symbol of seeing what is behind us as a light that guides the way moving forward. Together with Starling, Babs and I designed and created this piece using only certified recycled diamonds and certified recycled gold (or silver). It is an insanely chic, and sustainable, piece of jewelry. You will never want to take it off!""