When her dad refused to buy her yet another lip gloss, 9-year-old Zandra Cunningham decided to make her own. Today she’s 17, and business is booming.
For this multidimensional Mexico City jeweler, finding her artistic voice meant learning to trust her intuition.
When an economic crisis forced this mother of two out of her business and her home, she used her sewing skills to construct a new life for her family.
Following stints as a miner, waitress, ceramicist, and scallop shucker, Jessica Kramer hit her stride designing ethically sourced raw crystal jewelry.
Toronto-based designer Ashley Alexis McFarlane reimagines traditional African textiles to create her line of modern, playful, multi-purpose garments.
Inspired by the palette of the Pacific Northwest, this fiber jewelry designer lets the materials guide the way when creating her sustainable line.
This designer expertly combines industrial materials (think: springs, ropes, and rubber) with natural elements in her contemporary jewelry line.
This bag designer finds inspiration for her modern, minimalist leather goods line on the streets of Berlin.
The careful, quality-conscious makers behind this handcrafted leather accessories shop know that all good things are worth the wait.
Inspired by high quality materials, this jeweler-turned-accessories-designer creates timeless totes and toiletry kits.
This Australian designer draws on her background in environmental science to create eco-friendly, laser-cut jewelry inspired by nature.
This Indiana-based designer dreams up vintage-inspired swimwear to make women of all shapes and sizes look and feel beautiful.
Unsatisfied by the flimsy barrettes sold in big box stores, this metalworker created a line of functional, hand-hammered hair accessories all her own.
Oregon-based jeweler Julie Morris spends her days sawing and soldering unique silver and gold treasures in her plant- and music-filled home studio.
From her Atlanta dining room studio, lifelong seamstress Jill Coppock dreams up timeless kids clothing and DIY patterns designed for modern childhood.
From her Florida studio, Ukrainian designer Daria Miroshnychenko crafts colorful, wearable jewelry and accessories that celebrate the natural world.
This Athens-based architect-turned-jewelry-designer approaches both disciplines with the same appreciation for clean lines and irreducible ideas.
Learn how Spanish designer Diana Saldaña draws on her art-historian past to produce a forward-thinking—and sustainable—fashion line, Royal Caballito.
For gemstone-loving metalsmith Stephanie Maslow-Blackman, jewelry is more than a means of adornment—it’s a platform for celebration and storytelling.
Kimberly Huestis turned her own sensitivity to nickel into the inspiration for a line of coastal-themed (and wholly hypoallergenic) porcelain jewelry.
Jewelry maker Ingrid Cano integrates driftwood and other natural materials to create modern, one-of-a-kind designs.