Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Sara began creating various forms of art as a child. Making jewelry became her most beloved pastime after spending time in a Washington, DC bead store, and soon transformed into a career. Calling upon her business school education and her environmental nonprofit work experience, the development of her own creative venture came naturally.
Sara continuously looks for ways to combine her passions for art and the environment. Operating her own small business while creating art with her hands is just the beginning: the Sara Danielle studio is powered by 100% renewable energy, the 14K and 18K gold used in Sara Danielle's fine jewelry collection are entirely recycled-content, and all scrap metals are refined and reused. In addition to recycling glass, papers, and plastics, every effort is made to use sustainably harvested or post-consumer recycled content consumable products, such as gift wrapping, office supplies, and marketing materials. Even the leftovers from lunch are composted.
Creating time to support a fun and Earth-sensitive work-life balance, Sara:
- Is a certified Master Recycler with over 120 hours of volunteer service on the topics of waste reduction, sustainable consumption, green cleaners, and recycling.
- Coordinates educational and seasonal environmentally-themed events in her community.
- Actively volunteers with a variety of Oregon-based environmental nonprofit organizations and local government agencies.
- Is a member of the Sustainability Advisory Board to her city.
- Participates in environmental-based discussion groups that promote dialogue and sustainable change.
- Teaches sustainability-focused workshops at a local community college.
- Enjoys hikes in the beautiful Oregon wilderness with her husband, and
- Rejuvenates in hot vinyasa yoga classes.
Sara is a firm believer in supporting her community and donates regularly to nonprofit organizations, including local school fundraisers, Asian Women's Shelter, Dress for Success, Make a Wish Foundation, Friends of the Children, and public radio, to name a few. In addition, a portion of each sale is donated to animal rights and environmental organizations, including The Humane Society, Farm Sanctuary, and Boston Building Resources.