Green Tree Jewelry

fun & unique eco-friendly jewelry

Who They Are

What started off as a 20-year-old baseball bat company blossomed into a family-owned eco-friendly jewelry company. Based in San Diego, Green Tree is all about the Nybye family working together to craft fun and unique wooden earring, bracelet, and necklace designs. Driven by his love for small-business, Lance Nybye Jr. morphed his successful local baseball bat company into a more creative outlet and began using wood to make jewelry instead. Along with his wife, Autumn, the pair started frequenting local farmers markets and quickly gained the communities support for their amazingly unique and playful jewelry pieces. They were encouraged to attend a larger show in Las Vegas and that’s when business took off - Green Tree Jewelry went from a creative project to a full-time business.

Today, the company has grown in employees but still operates as a family unit. Each item is made to order and shipped with love. Green Tree offers a wide assortment of styles from earrings, to bracelets, and even holiday ornament items. All made to be super lightweight, hypo-allergenic, and double as an essential oil diffuser! You can put a few drops of your favorite scent on the backside of any of their pieces and the wood or bamboo will absorb it and provides you with a subtle scent all day.

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Why We Like Them

Not only do we love the fact that this small-business works together as a family, but we also love how the materials they use are good for the planet too. Green Tree proudly uses eco-friendly FSC certified birch wood or bamboo for all of their pieces and dye the earrings using a water-based process, cutting down on harmful chemicals that are used in most coloring processes. The Green Tree team also goes a step further to package their items on cards made from 90% recycled material. It’s all made in the USA, meaning the door-to-door carbon footprint is less impactful and you’re supporting a local business with every purchase.

With so many designs to choose from, we love that Green Tree has something for everyone. From swirly boho styles, to quirky pizza earrings, they aren’t afraid to push the limits with style and remind everyone that smiling ear to ear is always on trend. We think you’ll have a hard time choosing one pair but just remember, Avocado earrings are the perfect gift for just about everyone!

  • Family Business
  • Handmade
  • FSC Certified Wood
    FSC Certified Wood
  • Bamboo
  • Made in the USA
    Made in the USA
  • Recycled Content
    Recycled Content

This product is made by a family-owned business. EarthHero loves to support and empower businesses built around strong family values. 

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.

Products with the Forest Stewardship Council certification are made from or with wood sourced from FSC managed forests. FSC standards ensure the respect and wellbeing of indegneous peoples, forest workers, and local communities. Harvesting in certified forests maintains the ecological functions of each habitat. FSC prohibits the use of pesticides, GMOs, and the conversion of forests to plantations. As a third party, not-for-profit agency, FSC provides nonbiased audits of forest management.

As a member of the grass family, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. It requires no irrigation, pesticides or fertilizers to grow, and can be harvested within 3-5 years, as compared to approximately 30+ years for traditional hardwoods. Bamboo is extremely adaptable and produces more oxygen per acre than large tree species, while using a fraction of the water to grow. Its durable and lightweight qualities make bamboo a great alternative for hard wood products!

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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