Chocolate and Steel

Speaks to Your Soul

Who They Are

Chocolate and Steel is proof that you can make a living by following your passion! Christine Street grew up near Los Angeles and was influenced by a childhood of playing outdoors. While she worked in the fashion business for a few years, she knew that she wanted something different - to own a business that’s centered around her values. After having her first child, Street decided that it was time to live out her dreams. She officially launched her jewelry line in 2003, and the rest is history!

Chocolate and Steel brings us beautifully handcrafted jewelry with messages that are designed to ‚Äúencourage curiosity, mindfulness, and acceptance‚ÄĚ. Some of the messages include ‚ÄúVote‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúNevertheless She Persisted‚ÄĚ. Wearing these pieces not only promotes social movements, but a portion of the profits also goes to supporting the work of social justice organizations. On top of that, Christine has incorporated sustainable practices throughout her whole business model to minimize the environmental impact. Shopping with Chocolate and Steel means supporting small business, sustainability, social justice, and, of course, wearing trendy one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry!

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Why We Like Them

Christine carried out her vision of developing Chocolate and Steel to reflect six core values:

SELF EXPRESSION: Be you in an adventurous, curious, empowered and mindful way

ACCEPTANCE: Take a stance on beliefs and openness

CREATING: Creating and evolving, master of your trade  

INTEGRITY: Accepting and treating people and things with kindness, respect and love.

PEOPLE: Helping others ‚Äď building American small business/local economy

SUSTAINABILITY: Woven throughout supply chain and business practice

Chocolate and Steel makes beautifully crafted jewelry that you can wear with pride, knowing that it’s made with sustainability and social equity in mind. All of the products are created using recycled sterling silver, with minimal use of chemicals, and are made right here in the USA. They’re shipped to you with recycled and reused packaging to minimize waste. The studio is even powered by wind and solar energy, showing that this brand has considered their environmental impact across their whole business model.

Beyond their sustainable practices, Chocolate and Steel uses their business to help people through their Give Back Program. Each year, Chocolate and Steel supports different charities that are making a difference in the fight for equality. This year, they are backing these five amazing organizations: Summaeverythang, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Equal Justice Initiative, The Trevor Project, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. By shopping with Chocolate and Steel, you know that your money is going toward helping people and improving our world!

  • Empowers Women
    Empowers Women
  • Charitable
  • Safe & Fair Labor
    Safe and Fair Labor
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
    Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Handmade
  • Made in the USA
    Made in the USA
  • Recycled Content
    Recycled Content

This company promotes the empowerment of women by providing safe employment opportunities and working conditions, promoting community programs and gender equality, or donating time or funds towards women’s education and empowerment opportunities.

This company donates a portion of their time or profits to charitable efforts in their community or abroad.

We support safe and fair labor practices when producing sustainable products. This company cares for their workers by fostering a safe work environment and providing their employees with fair wage.

Some or all of the energy used to make this product is produced via renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, or hydropower.

We support small businesses and craftspeople who create each of their products with care. Handmade products are generally produced on a small scale, without the use of large energy consuming factories and production facilities. Buying handmade helps support art, communities, and people’s livelihoods.

This product was made in the United States. Buying locally made items helps to reduce harmful emissions that result from transportation during and after the production process. Purchasing products made in the United States also ensures that the items are produced in ways that meet strict safety and labor standards.

Recycling is the process of taking an otherwise-discarded item or material and cleaning, sorting, and breaking it down into its basic form (such as fibers or pellets). This material is then used to produce new items. Recycling keeps useful materials from being discarded in landfills, prevents resource extraction due to the creation of new materials, and provides a new life for used items. Recycling can utilize both pre-consumer waste (materials left over from production) or post-consumer materials (used clothing, empty water bottles, etc). This product is made from recycled content.

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