We are a family-run jewelry design company that is based in the Midwest. I, Melanie, am a mama/wife/designer/artist/chauffeur/boo-boo kisser/finder-of-the-lost-things/dog walker/chef/etc etc. My husband, Jay, works full-time for a fantastic local Irish Pub, and also manages our books,operates the bench press that mama is afraid of, and creates flower sculptures in his "spare" time.
We have four brilliant, precocious daughters- Hannah and Grace (age 11) who are in charge of our packaging and shipping, Abigail (age 9) manages our inventory and tagging, and Lillian (age 7) is our office manager. These little beauties keep us on our toes and their invaluable help keeps our gears running smoothly.
Our art has always been fueled by our love for nature and our desire to preserve it's beauty for generations to come. The fashion industry is the world's second largest polluter, second only to the oil industry. In a world of fast-forward fashion where trends change overnight and last week's "must have's" are this weeks trash, the only remedy is a sustainable fashion movement. With that, Reclaimed & Co. was born.
This artwork is made almost entirely out of reclaimed & salvaged materials that have been locally sourced. Supporting local businesses is important to every communities betterment. It is also important to reduce the distance materials have to travel to reach designers & manufacturers, therefor decreasing packaging, and gas pollution. ( According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industrial pollution is responsible for almost 50 percent of the pollution present in the United States.)
Thank you for supporting local, sustainable businesses & the makers who put their heart & soul into what they do!