It was in the local craft markets of Jericoacoara, Brazil that Australian-born Scosha Woolridge sold her very first piece of handmade jewelry; this was the beginning of a passion for jewelry making that continues to this day. Being an avid traveler, Scosha draws her inspiration from the cultures she has observed on her expeditions through the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and South America.
In 2007 the SCOSHA brand became reality in New York City with the first Signature Bracelet. Inspired by a memory of travelling through India, Scosha recalled a young girl she had met; her ears newly pierced with a hot pink thread and accented by a single, tiny gold bead in place of a traditional earring. The combination struck her as simple but beautifully harmonious.
Scosha’s continued exploration of cultures, colors and the bond of community has remained key in the communication of her brand . It is her deeply personal approach to design that continues to inform all of her pieces, giving them a sense of wonder, beauty, and timelessness.
SCOSHA has since established a flagship store and atelier in Williamsburg, the New York City borough she also calls home. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and has collaborated with many labels including Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco and Robert Geller. Scosha recently created a bracelet for Ralph Lauren as part of the official Team USA uniform for the Olympic Games in Rio.
Created in the SCOSHA atelier in Brooklyn, the line and its namesake designer are committed to environmentally sustainable and local production whenever possible. All SCOSHA jewelry is meticulously handcrafted, preserving ancient techniques for metalsmithing, stone setting and weaving, while also incorporating new and modern technologies to assist in the creative process.