You may have seen Knots and Pipes famous statement tassel earrings at your local James Street shop or on Instagram, today we find out a little more about this locally made jewelry brand. Knots and Pipe is owned by Heather Sheppard and based in Hamilton. The accessories are made out recyclable material and ethically made by Heather herself.
We had the privilege of asking Heather a few questions:
Tell us about yourself/What Inspired you to create Knots and Pipes?
I started creating it for myself using brass and copper and then selling it at my parents store in Norfolk County. It was a side-hustle as I was working my full-time government job. I moved to Hamilton and started making statement earrings.
What is your favourite piece you’ve designed?
Break out costume jewelry and these one of a kind teardrop shaped white bead earrings that were from a beaded 70’s necklace.
Where do you find inspiration when designing new items?
-Steel city surplus
-Oak and Fort
-Canadian made quality
What is the good cause you promote through your business?
My mantra is slow fashion, buying less, season-less but, still trend appropriate. I believe that Jewellery should be fixed and cleaned and that we should show care for our items.
Also, every online retailer purchase equals a donation to living positive organization that empowers women in Africa.
Also, all Knot and Pipes jewellery and accessories are affordable and accessible.
How are you planning on growing Knots and Pipes while still being a part of the slow fashion movement?
By seeking female business grants, business courses and hiring someone ethically. Growing my business while remaining authentic; consumers are attracted to authenticity which makes your brand more attractive in the long run.
Let us know if you are loving the tassel earring trend in the comments below!
Peace & Love,