Known for our Tortoise acetate disc earrings and patterns, the cellulose acetate & bio-acetate we source is high quality and non-petroleum based. Cellulose acetate and bio-acetate are natural and renewable materials, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based materials. All of our jewelry is stored and shipped in custom, eco-friendly UVA zip bags for convenient storing & organizing your MACHETE collections.

Due to the high quality and natural material of our tortoise shell, each pattern is unique and may vary. All of our metals are comprised of recycled brass & ethically sourced silver & gold. Our earring posts are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, sterling silver, or solid gold.

The Designer

Jennifer J Matchett, Founder, Designer and Creative Director of MACHETE, graduated with a degree in Art History from Gainesville, Florida. Inspired by her collections of antique and vintage jewelry, she began creating pieces out of vintage Italian acetate. Jennifer quickly became widely known for her Tortoise acetate disc earrings and was profiled with Vogue in 2017. She currently works alongside her husband Cale, and their small team in the Atlanta area. 

Giving Back

MACHETE and its team proudly contribute continued support to the following organizations:

The CFDA FoundationAtlanta's High Museum of ArtSCAD Design for Sustainability ScholarshipEvery Mother CountsHuman Rights FirstGlobal Fund For WomenCenter for Reproductive RightsThe Joyful Hearts FoundationSafe HorizonEnd the BacklogWomen's MarchEverytown for Gun SafetyEarthJusticeNational Parks Foundation, 1% for the Planet.

Since 2018, they’ve been contributing to Georgia SSO and Georgia GOAL. GOAL or Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning is a scholarship program centered around community goodwill and improving K-12 learning opportunities across our home state of Georgia.


MACHETE is committed to being ecologically and environmentally responsible. We work to reduce our impact on the environment by practicing waste reduction in our offices and production area.

For further information regarding our community support, or to inquire about a charitable partnership please contact our Headquarters