Monique Péan’s ecologically conscious jewelry was honored Wednesday afternoon by the Voss Foundation.
The organization’s annual Women Helping Women luncheon, hosted in a Greenwich Village event space, drew Simon Doonan, Chloe Malle and a coterie of Ladies Who Lunch.
Master of ceremonies Susan Fales-Hill pointed out how the Voss Foundation’s work has led to the drilling of 150 clean water wells in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as 450 clean sanitation stations in the region.
“It’s an honor for my brand’s philosophy and for my work in the last 10 years to be recognized by the community,” said Péan.
“We need to have more thought of what we purchase and how things are made,” the designer added.
Péan’s line enlists recycled gems and gold to cut back on its ecological output and to hone in on its supply chain.