Scosha’s sustainable jewelry designs
Renee Minus White | 9/6/2018, 2:26 p.m.
Created in the Scosha atelier in Brooklyn, N.Y., the sensational Scosha jewelry line and its namesake designer are committed to environmentally sustainable and local production whenever possible. All Scosha Jewelry is meticulously handcrafted, preserving ancient techniques for metalsmithing, stone setting and weaving. They also incorporate new and modern technologies to assist in the company’s creative process.
Australian-born Scosha Woodridge sold her first piece of handmade jewelry in the local markets of Jericoacoara, Brazil. Little did she know that it was the beginning of a passionate business of jewelry making. Her joy for this art form continues to this day. As an avid traveler, Woodridge is inspired by cultures that she observed on her vast explorations through the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and South America.
In New York City, her dream of owning her own business became a reality with the creation of a signature bracelet in 2007. Inspired by a memory of traveling through India, Woodridge recalled a young girl that she met, her ears were newly pierced with a hot pink thread and accented by a single, tiny gold bead in place of a traditional earring. The combination struck her as simple, but beautifully harmonious.
Woodridge’s continued explorations of culture, colors and the bond of community have remained key in the communication of her brand. It is a deeply personal approach to design that offers all of her pieces a sense of wonder, beauty and timelessness. Woodridge’s collection is available at her flagship store and atelier in Williamsburg, the New York City neighborhood she calls home.