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Out with the old, in with the new...

From all of us at Washed Ashore, we want to wish you a Happy Earth Day! What better way to celebrate Mother Nature than to announce our greatest achievement, a beautifully sustainable jewelry collection. To our team, Earth Day is more than just a holiday, it means working towards a sustainable future. As a product-driven brand, we are working on ways to reduce our environmental footprint and the amount of waste that ends up in landfills each year. On June 1st, Washed Ashore will be launching a collection consisting of 100% sustainable materials. Our Ethereal collection will be filled with unbleached, undyed Japanese Akoya keshi pearls and SCS certified recycled 14k gold as well as sterling silver. Washed Ashore has...

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Sustainable Traveling

Sustainability is a much more complex concept than just environmental consciousness. It also involves two other components which are social and economic. The root of the word itself explains it as the ability to sustain, to support and to be able to keep going indefinitely. Sustainability applies to the economies and communities involved as well as the environment. So what is sustainable traveling? It is defined as “the concept of visiting somewhere as a tourist and trying to make a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy”. Tourism is one of the world’s greatest industries when it comes to generating revenue and employment as well as the most recognized way of increasing cultural understanding. However it can have a...

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The queen of gems and the gem of queens

Pearls are the oldest gem in history. We know they have been used as a form of adornment, dating back as far as 420 BC thanks to a fragment of pearl jewelry found in the sarcophagus of a Persian princess. No one will ever know who were the earliest people to collect and wear pearls. George Frederick Kunz in his 1908 masterpiece, The Book of the Pearl, states his belief that an ancient fish-eating tribe along the coast of India, initially appreciated the shape and lustre of saltwater pearls, which they discovered while opening oysters for food. Before the creation of cultured pearls in the early 1900s, natural pearls were so rare and expensive that they were reserved almost exclusively...

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A picture is worth a thousand words

90 days have gone by since we rang the New Year and Washed Ashore made the pledge to ditch plastic! So we thought it was a good time to reiterate why this is so important. => Sign the plastic pledge HERE Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here is the first one. And more.   (Source: Alison’s Adventures) This is Marina Del Rey CA, after the rain recently.   (Source: Alison’s Adventures) This was taken in Mexico.   (Source: thewashingtonpost.com) This is the young whale that was found dead with 88 pounds of plastic trash in his stomach in the Philippines on March 16, 2019.   (Source: Alison’s Adventures) This is in Bali, Indonesia.   (Source: thewashingtonpost.com) This...

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Here's to strong women: Dr. Lea Kelley

March is all about celebrating women. As we end Women's History month and celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, the women of Washed Ashore decided to dedicate this month’s blog posts to the women in our lives that inspire, support and motivate us. So here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. For the final interview of this series, let's meet Dr. Lea Kelley, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist with a passion for running marathons and helping people. You found holistic medicine at a very young age and always knew you wanted to be a healer. What attracted you to it? I have always been drawn to a more natural, holistic lifestyle.  Being...

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