Our Materials

We put a lot of consideration into the materials we sell. 

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What is PVD?  Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is an environmentally friendly vacuum coating process that actually bonds with the base metal, providing a brilliant finish and an extremely tough, durable, long lasting coating. Suitable for sensitive skin, PVD is waterproof, tarnish resistant, sweat and regular wear resistant compared with standard gold plating.  

What is Vermeil? 
¬†Pronounced, ‚Äúver-may,‚ÄĚ vermeil is a thick layer of¬†18k solid gold on sterling silver.¬†You will get the look¬†and feel of gold jewelry but at a fraction of the price.¬†

What is "apple leather"? A soft and supple leather made from apples. How? Fruit scraps are collected in Italy and crushed into a fine powder. This powder is blended with a resin, then laid flat to dry into a final material -- apple leather. 50% synthetic and 50% apples. 

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Handbags & Wallets Cleaning & Care Instructions:
Vegan Leather PVC/PU - Mix a splash of mild laundry detergent with a bowl of cold or lukewarm water. Gently rub the outer surface of your handbag. Wipe clean with water. Allow bag to fully air dry. 

Apple leather - Use a smooth damp cloth. Carefully wipe over stains. Do not press. 


Storage:
‚ÄĘStore your bags in the protective dust bag when not in use.
‚ÄĘTo retain shape, stuff your bag with paper or fabrics while stored.
‚ÄĘApple leather is soft and supple. Avoid folding.¬†¬†

Our jewelry is handcrafted using the finest, responsibly sourced materials and designed for everyday wear.


Jewelry Care & Cleaning Instructions:
Vermeil & 18k Gold Brass - Buff gently with a dry cloth. Always remove your vermeil jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering. 

14k Gold Filled - Scrub lightly with a soft-bristled brush using warm water and detergent-free soap. Then, buff gently with a clean cloth. 

Sterling Silver - To clean when tarnished, polish gently with a silver cloth. Always remove your silver jewelry before exercising, washing your hands or showering. 

Stainless Steel, 18k Gold or rhodium PVD - Clean with jewelry cleaner from time to time to bring back original shine. Can be worn swimming, working out or bathing as it is durable and anti-tarnish. 

Gemstones - To keep clean and shiny, scrub lightly with a soft-bristled brush, warm water and detergent-free soap. 

Storage:
‚ÄĘApply perfumes, creams and hair care products before wearing your gold vermeil pieces.
‚ÄĘStore your pieces in the protective dust bag when not in use.
‚ÄĘPearls are sensitive so treat them with love.¬†

 

Our pieces are made to withstand real life, and with proper jewelry cleaning, they will continue to shine.  

About the brands:

Namaste Designed and handmade in Canada, these pieces are made using the latest technology in gold plating.  
 

Melie Bianco
 
has been seen in magazines like Glamour, Oprah and Instyle and has been carried by celebrities in TV and film. The brand creates quality, cruelty-free vegan leather bags for with a soft luxurious feel. All the bags are ethically made in a sweatshop free environment. 

The Smart Minimalist 
accessories are exclusive to us! Designed in Canada by us made with leather alternatives. 

Nuuwa√Į¬†believes fashion is even more beautiful when created consciously.¬†Designed in Germany,¬†these vegan bags are lovingly made using a material called¬†apple leather¬†and¬†100% recycled ocean plastic bottles and fishnets.¬†

Studio.Dai Designed and handmade in the Netherlands, these vegan bags are lovingly handmade using recycled polyester.