Rosie Richards with the plant necklace.
Rosie Richards with the plant necklace. John Gass

New fashion that grows on you

FOR years environment lovers have been tying themselves to trees and now fashionistas are taking things one step further.

Stylish Kingscliff women are taking sustainable fashion up a notch by adorning their necks with living plants.

Trendy shopping hotspot Raggedy Anne Boutique stocks the unique accessories, which feature a small plant in a cylinder that continues to grow as the wearer cares for it.

Boutique owner Rosie Richards said the living necklaces had been a hit with customers in the past.

"I had them when I first opened the store three years ago and they were extremely popular with everyone and a great talking point in the store," she said.

"Unfortunately the manufacturer stopped making them and I've been looking for a new supplier ever since.

"Now I've found one and I'm happy I can share something as cool as live plant necklaces with everyone."

Ms Richards said the necklaces originated from Perth-based label One Luv.

"They are a living plant inside a cylinder container that you wear as a necklace. The living plants are cactus or succulents," she said.

"They just need a bit of sun, a little water and lots of love. Wear it as much as you can and it's a happy plant.

"Why wouldn't you want one? Who can say they have a live plant necklace? They are totally amazing, unique and a one off.

"A real designer piece for your collection of cool stuff."



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