Coming out of Europe this spring we see designers like Andrew Gn in Paris and Etro in Italy exhibiting both exquisite handiwork and a wry, yet playful aesthetic through the use of tassels.
Unlike the pom-pom fashion trend also predicted to dominate this summer, a tassel is more sophisticated. We especially love the tassel bracelet and necklace from Liz Alig. Alig’s jewelry is made in Haiti by a fair trade cooperative and features a black thread tassel and clay beads with brass accents. Etro’s similar $500 tasseled beaded necklace has already sold out from several online retailers. However, Alig’s more affordable version insures that you’re investing in not only a distinctive piece of jewelry, but you’re also investing in people’s lives.