Boulder’s Starfish: what’s eco jewelry?

Via Lindsey Block
on Nov 7, 2008
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You had me at unique, personalized and stylish jewelry. And you sold me when you said it was…eco?

Visit Boulder’s Starfish eco jewerly trunk show today, November 7th from 3-7pm!  Don’t miss your chance to check out inspiring, eco, beautiful jewelry.  Starfish will be giving away an authentic Trollbeads sterling bracelet with any Trollbeads purchase!!  Enjoy Starfish’s last Trollbeads event of the year and an evening filled with friends, wine, treats.

Starfish, recently opened in Boulder, Colorado located at 1738 Pearl St. Suite 107f, is not just another jewelry store. Visitors collect beads as they go, either from their Pandora line of beads, or the artsy Trollbeads, each with their own meaning.

But what’s eco about Starfish, exactly?

For starters, the boutique is a member of the “Green Business Alliance” and the owners, Alex and Krista Rogers, took pains and money to “build out” their leased space with eco friendly materials. All of the cabinets in the store are made by the owners themselves, with highly renewable bamboo plywood and the floor is renewable, natural sisal (a kind of grass). All packaging is 100% recycled and one of the lines is made from Sea Glass jewelry, which is (in a former life) trash or litter!

This lovely little boutique jewelry shop is located on 18th and Pearl (adjacent to Frasca). Support it! I will.


About Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking at the park with a book. She's been a vegetarian for most of her adult life and delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Southern California.


8 Responses to “Boulder’s Starfish: what’s eco jewelry?”

  1. Louise Ham says:

    Supporting businesses like this one is helping our environment at the grassroutes level and we need to do this. I’ve been in the store and have found the owners to be as sensitive in their personal service as they are in their nod to greenifying to the extent they can. Go in and look at the bamboo cases-stunning and sets an example.

  2. Miss OHaha says:

    This is fantastic news to see a tottally eco jewelry shop! I also make upcycle fun jewelry reusing materials. I am against the mining of natural minerals as it devastates the landscape and people. I use to work in bamboo which in some countrys is concidered a weed. But it is a great renewable resource.
    I am now living in the Uk where willow grows everywhere but is not used as much as it use to be before cardboard boxes were invented everyone made there own baskets.
    My jewelry is at

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  4. Linda Semmler says:

    Could anyone provide the "green" story on Trollbeads? I see that you used Trollbeads and eco in the same sentence and would love to feel like they are (I love them!)

  5. erik says:

    wonderful idea.i really like.thanks for sharing the idea.

  6. Kelsey says:

    hey! i am in the process of creating a monthly market in boulder for sustainable businesses and need help with my list!
    would love to hear your favorites, so i can include them!

    thanks + peace,

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