Minimum order value: 100$US
Valid until: 01/01/2022
Laura Estrada Jewelry is a latinx-owned jewelry brand founded in 2018 by designer Laura Estrada, and based in Los Angeles. Functioning as a multifaceted creative studio, she handcrafts sustainably made jewelry collections + creates custom, conceptually driven, sculptural adornment for the body. Combining ancient metalsmithing methods with an innovative design sensibility, she seeks to create meaningful and timeless wearable art heirlooms.
FAIR TRADE ﹣ What makes your brand Fair Trade and how do you ensure the Fair Trade production?
All Laura Estrada Jewelry pieces are created by hand in her studio with recycled metals and locally sourced materials when possible.
SOCIAL JUSTICE ﹣ How do you ensure Social Justice with your internal and external corporate environment?
With every launch of a new Laura Estrada collection, a percentage is donated to a social justice initiative that promotes racial equality and equal opportunities for every individual. Self-education, reflection, outreach, and discussion with others is also key to continued growth and community support.
RECYCLED ﹣ Please list all RECYCLED materials you work with. What makes this material sustainable and better than conventional material?
As often as possible, Estrada works with recycled and reclaimed metal in her pieces to create a reduced waste production process. This includes everything from thrifted brass hardware, steel scrap from metal yards, to previous jewelry projects repurposed into new creations.
LOCAL ﹣ Where and why is your entire product collection produced locally?
All work by Laura Estrada Jewelry is created by hand in her Los Angeles studio. She works closely with local vendors and material suppliers in DTLA to reduce shipping and manufacturing costs and to support her local economy.
HANDCRAFTED ﹣ How does the exact handcrafting process works?
Each piece of Laura Estrada Jewelry is handcrafted from raw or repurposed materials using traditional metalsmithing methods. She begins with the material in wire and sheet metal form, manipulating it by hand, with tools, and fire to create timeless and meticulously crafted pieces.
ZERO WASTE ﹣ Which processes in your supply chain are zero waste?
Laura Estrada's jewelry collections are made to order because it cuts down on material waste, excess inventory, and promotes efficiency for her small business. It also nurtures the ideology of slow fashion and bolsters a sense of value in the craftsmanship and love put into handmade work.
GIVE BACK ﹣ Why is it important for your brand to Give Back and for which organization are you donating?
This brand would not exist without the supportive creative community in which Estrada is a part of. As others show their support, it is her responsibility and desire to give back to our community and to those that need it most. Recent support: Black Lives Matter and the Loveland Foundation.
Listed: 9 July 2021