Posts Written On July 25, 2010

Erica Weiner

I first heard about Erica Weiner when I received the CK Obsession perfume giveaway with her HandCuff Necklace. I love it and get complimented all the time for wearing it.

She has been grinding away because I see her name everywhere now. if you don’t know about her exquisite pieces… You better ask someone!

Erica started designing and making jewelry out of her LES apartment in 2005. Before that, she honed her design and production skills as a theatrical costumer and samplemaker in the fashion industry. Over the years and throughout her travels, she gathered a collection of curiosities and used them to develop a line of jewelry with an emphasis on craftsmanship and affordability. The collection grew exponentially, as did her fan base. There seemed to be a never-ending demand for locally made, affordable vintage-inspired jewelry, designed with a sense of humor. Erica Weiner Jewelry can now be found in shops around the world.

We’re growing fast, but we’re still operating as a grassroots, co-operative company.

In 2007, Erica and co-founder Lindsay Salmon moved the studio into a sun-filled workspace on Chrystie Street. Together they travel around the country, searching out interesting materials to transform into new jewelry. A team of trusted friends carry out almost every aspect of the business in-house. We believe in responsible employment (that means health insurance for everyone working here). Thanks for supporting us–you’ve given us the freedom to sustain ourselves financially and creatively.

Our environmental policy: Packing materials are reused and mailers are 90% post-consumer paper and 100% recyclable. About half of our jewelry materials are vintage, dead stock and re-purposed. We offset 300% of our carbon output through www.carbonfund.org. Most importantly, all of our jewelry is handmade in NYC; it always has been and always will be.

5% of all after-tax profits from Erica Weiner Jewelry are donated to charities.

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