Reproduction: Vogue Brasil
Brazilian jewelry designer Ana Khouri defends sustainable jewelry manufacturing from a long time, in theory and in practice: for years, the designer based in New York has used responsible gold from Fairmined, an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. It transforms mining into an active force for good, ensuring social development and environmental protection, providing everyone with a source of gold to be proud of.
Now the jewelry designer turns her modus operandi into a true Manifesto, a title she gave to an art installation at the Frieze Art Fair Los Angeles between February 14th and 16th.
At the event that brings together the Who’s Who of international design, art and luxury industries, Khouri debuts a collection of four rings, named Maia, made of gold, emerald, diamonds and sapphires, and inspired by the shape of a coil. " While creating this piece, I’ve thought of the coil as a symbol of connection. The correlation of giving, receiving and recycling", explained the designer, who also launched the manifesto with a public reading to celebrate the debut and the movement.
It is worth remembering that, in addition to jewelry, Khouri encourages sustainable fashion practices with Projeto Ovo, a hub that features donated clothing and accessories items and allows NGOs and philanthropic institutions to have direct access to the proceeds from the sale of the collected items.