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Sustainable Fashion Alliance Holiday Gift Guide, featuring Astor + Orion | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Sustainable Fashion Alliance Holiday Gift Guide, featuring Astor + Orion

It's a great honor to see our Amorette Hoops featured along so many other amazing sustainable brands like AITCH AITCH, Sourcery Label, and the Hernest Project. in the Sustainable Fashion Alliance Holiday Gift guide.
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Astor + Orion Holiday Pop up at West Elm in Bellevue | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Astor + Orion Holiday Pop up at West Elm in Bellevue

  This Saturday, December 7th we will be doing a pop up at the West Elm in Bellevue. C...
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Sustainable Fashion Alliance member spotlight on Astor + Orion | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Sustainable Fashion Alliance member spotlight on Astor + Orion

Astor + Orion is the Sustainable Fashion Alliance featured member for October 

Click through to read more about Astor + Orion founder, Karen Hartman. She discusses her inspirations, how she came into ethical manufacturing and more.

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Wonderful PDX is now stocking Astor + Orion ethical jewelry | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Wonderful PDX is now stocking Astor + Orion ethical jewelry

For her newly opened shop in Downtown Portland, Eliza has curated a beautiful and unusual collection of handcrafted jewelry and gifts that reflects her "local flair and global style".
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Ghost Gallery in Seattle is now stocking Astor + Orion | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Ghost Gallery in Seattle is now stocking Astor + Orion

We are so excited to be featured along with some of the Pacific Northwest's best artists and makers at the Ghost Gallery. You can find a full selection of our ethically made earrings at the gallery downtown on Pike Street in the Chophouse Row section. 
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Sideshow Gallery in Chicago now stocking Astor + Orion | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Sideshow Gallery in Chicago now stocking Astor + Orion

"Sideshow Gallery is a truly unique and magical place in the heart of Chicago with an ever changing creative spirit that will inspire you.  We love the occult, traveling to obscure places, heavy metal music, supporting our scene of artists and freaks, hunting for the most unusual and oddball things to make our store look beautiful."
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Fall GiveAway with Elate Cosmetics and Pixie Mood Vegan Bags | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Fall GiveAway with Elate Cosmetics and Pixie Mood Vegan Bags

Astor + Orion ethically made jewelry has teamed up with Conscious Beauty brand, Elate Cosmetics and Vegan bag brand Pixie Mood for a fall giveaway you don't want to miss. 

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10 Questions with Lauren Engelke, The Sustainable Stylist | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

10 Questions with Lauren Engelke, The Sustainable Stylist

Trying to build a sustainable wardrobe that you love is no easy task. From trying to understand the differences between terms like organic and sustainable, to deciding which fashion trends flatter you- there is so much that goes into it! Thankfully there are amazing people like Lauren Engelke to help us all out.
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Drizzle + Shine is now stocking Astor + Orion ethical jewelry | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Drizzle + Shine is now stocking Astor + Orion ethical jewelry

Seattle's best eco boutique, Drizzle + Shine is now stocking Astor + Orion ethical jewelry. 

"Drizzle & Shine is an eco-boutique that grew out of a style blog. While blogging about fashion, boutique owner Jean White learned about major ethical concerns in the fashion industry. The more she looked for ethical options, the more she wished there was one place in Seattle to find clothes by companies whose values she shares."

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Astor + Orion featured on Remake's list of approved brands | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Astor + Orion featured on Remake's list of approved brands

As a sustainable fashion brand in Seattle, our mission is to create modern, ethical jewelry that helps build a fair and beautiful future for us all. Being featured by Remake as a brand upholding these standards confirms that we are on the right track.
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10 Questions with Seattle Fashion Blogger, Lashonya Hamilton | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

10 Questions with Seattle Fashion Blogger, Lashonya Hamilton

I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Seattle fashion blogger, Lashonya Hamilton.  Initially I got to know her through her amazing Instagram feed, @style.in.pnw where she focuses on showing her audience how to have fun with current trends and while dispelling the myth that you need to be a size 2 to look incredible. Continue reading to learn her secrets.

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Virago Gallery in West Seattle is now restocked. | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Virago Gallery in West Seattle is now restocked.

Established in 2013, by independent art curator, Tracy Cilona the Virago Gallery champions the work of women and LGTBQ artist and designers. She has curated an incredible collection of original art, unique jewelry and handmade gifts for the home and body. 
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Astor + Orion is the newest member of the Sustainable Fashion Alliance | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Astor + Orion is the newest member of the Sustainable Fashion Alliance

Founded in 2016 by Andrea Plell and Joyce Hu the Sustainable Fashion Alliance is dedicated to empowering "small and mid-sized apparel and accessories brands with resources, shared opportunities, strategy sessions and creative avenues to market. We know that in order to enhance our local fashion community, and create impactful momentum in the industry, our voice is more potent in union."
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How Circular Design helped me start this company | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

How Circular Design helped me start this company

It's a simple idea: Waste and pollution are designed out of the system, leaving only “resources” which are kept in a loop or returned to the earth in a regenerative way.
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Mara Mode Studio is restocked | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Mara Mode Studio is restocked

Mara Mode Studio offers their clients head to help in crafting their dream looks. This innovative lifestyle boutique concept offers a variety of hair services, makeup, and now clothing and accessories to style their clients from head to toe. 
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Our best selling Dreamcatcher Hoops are back in stock | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Our best selling Dreamcatcher Hoops are back in stock

Our best selling Dreamcatcher hoop earrings are back in stock. Sustainably cast from recycled stainless steel and finished in sterling silver, 18k gold or rose gold. These stunning hoop earrings are surprisingly lightweight because stainless steel is about 30% lighter than silver.
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Astor + Orion available on Faire Wholesale | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Astor + Orion available on Faire Wholesale

Our wholesale jewelry line is now available on Faire Wholesale.
Through Faire we offer 0% net 60 and a $200 opening credit towards your first order.   
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What Interests You? | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

What Interests You?

The older I get the less I care about what others think. Still it's easy to let doubts creep into your mind. Glad I stopped listening to those nagging thoughts, picked up my camera, and just started inviting others to create with me.
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Why we make our earrings from recycled stainless steel | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

Why we make our earrings from recycled stainless steel

The simple answer is we want to build a world where things are not wasted and amazing design is accessible to all.

 

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How protecting the environment is step one for building a great business | Astor & Orion Ethically Made Jewelry

How protecting the environment is step one for building a great business

Last time we talked about how building and keeping a team is important. Today we are going to talk about environmental controls. I believe it’s what set this factory on a different path. 
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