Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy a weekend of sunshine and handmade arts in Chicago at Renegade Craft Fair. We loved meeting everyone and sharing our work. and of course shopping all of the handmade goodness!
We met with Mick a couple months ago to create a custom engagement ring for his girlfriend. Toward the end of his custom ring consultation, Mick mentioned his girlfriend worked nearby. We were so excited when we found out we were designing a ring for our neighbor Audrey! Audrey works for another small business called Neighborly (how fitting), about a block away from our studio/ storefront.
Neighborly is a home and lifestyle goods shop. They carry suppliers that are making products themselves or have a direct relationship with their manufacturers, that are using eco-friendly materials, and that are transparent about their processes. Very often there makers are found right here in Chicago or the Midwest!
We love that as small businesses we shop each others stores often. Audrey stops in Mineralogy for candles and skincare products and we stop in Neighborly for unique office accessories and gifts.
As our business evolves and grows, we are always considering how to serve our clients better and those around us. We are grateful to be able to give back to charities that are meaningful to us and thank our clients for their tremendous support that allows us to do so. One thing that stood out to us was that we would love to provide our clients with a more tangible giving experience. Additionally, we felt that we were not doing our part if we were not finding a way to give back to the earth.
We are happy to announce that this year, we will be planting a tree for every piece of jewelry we sell (wholesale included). Mineralogy will continue to contribute to our favorite charities, which you can read more about here. In addition to your order having a charitable impact, your jewelry purchase will also plant a tree. We are donating the trees through One Tree Planted, where we have become a reforestation partner. If you're feeling up to the challenge, we encourage you to donate a tree on your own as well!