Our brand new discovery of this month is EDGE OF EMBER. Before a friend of mine told me about Lynette Ong, their founder and creative director, I firmly believed that jewelry comes with luxury and something made through fair trade organizations cannot really look luxurious. Somehow, at EDGE OF EMBER, they managed to break my outdated stereotypes and to prove that stylish, luxury jewelry not only can be made ethically with love, but also contribute into sustainable development of different communities.
To make sure you can also wear this beautiful jewelry this summer, J&D readers now get a 20% discount at EDGE OF EMBER (valid till July 31). Enter your name and email below and we will make sure you get access to the discount code.
Singapore-born Lynette Ong began with a liberal arts degree from Dartmouth College in the US and continued on to hold stints in finance from New York to Hong Kong. Lynette had always shown a creative interest in design, but it was a series of travels through the small artisan workshops in her native Asia where she found the inspiration to launch a jewelry line that could combine the skills of local artisans with the modern beauty of contemporary fashion. Lynette’s vision was realized in early 2013 when she launched the EDGE OF EMBER collection. She draws inspiration from travel, fashion and architecture to create personal and classic pieces that convey a refined elegance and edgy vibe.
At EDGE OF EMBER, they work to transform traditional craftsmanship into exceptional modern designs. Sleek sculptural forms and bold geometric shapes are infused effortlessly with hand-hammered textures and vibrant colored stones. Their aim is to inspire fashionistas from all over the world to make a statement about their individual styles and ethical fashion. Each piece tells a story – of the wearer’s spirit and the maker’s heart. I tried a few pieces on (yes, their bracelets are to die for!) and can confirm that they exude positivity and are filled with creative energy.
EDGE OF EMBER’s commitment to ethical craftsmanship reshapes the story of making luxury fashion. They believe in creating meaningful products that people will keep and cherish. We believe in changing mass-factory production and making it decent and humane. Ethical isn’t just a word, it is an approach for Edge of Ember. And it can happen with a whole of attitude and style. From recycled brass to premium natural stones, they use the best happy hands” material for every design. They collaborate with family businesses, women-run workshops and fair trade organizations to produce our jewelry.
10% of profits are donated to selected charities that support disadvantaged women in the communities EDGE OF EMBER works in. Currently they are supporting Riverkids, a nonprofit that rescues trafficked and abused women and children in Cambodia.
“Why donate? -asks Lynette- It allows us, and our customers, to give back and hopefully make a positive contribution to these communities. Women who wear our jewelry empowering other less fortunate women is an impactful concept that is at the core of our socially responsible ethos.” Claudia Schiffer and Laura Whitmore already wear these pieces, so it’s time for J&D readers to try them on.
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