Yes, another ethical fashion brand that empowers women
In March 2016, Hathorway started as a hobby by design generalist, Jessica Phan. By day, she would lead the design team for a tech startup in Palo Alto; and by night and weekends, she would make earrings and necklaces to sell to her friends and family.
After reflecting on her year at the end of 2017, Jessica found herself to be unsatisfied with her career in tech; and so, she left her job in February 2018 to pursue her childhood dream in fashion by running Hathorway full-time.
“I'm building out Hathorway to bring me a step closer to my childhood dream. As well, I want to build another ethical fashion brand that empowers women, because there can’t be enough of them. I want to give back and support my sisters in need by donating a portion of every purchase.”
Today, she runs Hathorway from her home office in Redwood City, California, where she designs, prototypes, packages and ships from. Many of her inspiration comes from the clean lines and edge silhouette of geometric shapes - designed for the modern metropolitan woman.
Our horn jewelry represents many things
The name Hathorway comes from the goddess of Egypt, who represents the principles of joy, feminine love and motherhood - Hathor. This goddess was iconic for her magnificent sun disk and horns headdress. And at Hathorway, horns are core to our DNA and we selected it as our primary material because it represents:
Back in ancient times, hunters would wear the horns of the creature they hunted. It acted as a trophy which would bring them luck for their next hunt. It also became a symbolism for courage that them respect in their village. Though we do not hunt the animals we wear today, our horn jewelry gives us, women, an edgy impression that reminds us us to not only look courageous but also, be courageous in our everyday lives.
Ethically-sourced, our horns are a byproduct of the food industry, providing families with hearty meals. Meanwhile, the skin is repurposed as leather and horns and bones are repurposed for jewelry and accessories. Nothing of the buffalo goes to waste. As well, because these horns are organic and is created without any chemicals, our horn jewelry are 100% eco-friendly and sustainable for our planet.
Organic and genuine, each horn charm possesses its own unique, gorgeous colors, and patterns -- some horns in vanilla-colored tones with caramel-colored flecks, and some horns in honey-colored tones with a various levels of translucency. They will never look 100% identical to one another. Because our jewelry are all unique and beautiful in its own imperfect way, it is a reminder for us to embrace our very own individuality and uniqueness as well as each others.
And, there's story before it lands in the palm of your hands
At Hathorway, we believe it’s important to educate our customers about our products, because every creation is truly special. Every Hathorway way item has a story and a journey before it lands in the palms of your hands. We believe it’s important to be a conscious buyer and know the entire lifecycle of your purchase. We’ll tell you:
What our jewelry is made of and why
We think the materials we use for our jewelry is quite special - and one of them being horns from buffalos. It is a byproduct of the food industry and its horns are repurposed to make jewelry so that nothing goes to waste. The beautiful thing this is that 1) repurposed 2) eco-friendly 3) completely one-of-a-kind.
Where the materials and pieces are from
All of our pieces are from various parts of the world - with horns from Vietnam and brass from Korea. We only partner with manufacturers who aligns with our values in product quality and ethics. We don’t settle for convenience or the lowest price. We want the best, because we wear our jewelry and accessories too!
How it's made
There is quite a bit of craft that goes into making your horn jewelry and accessories - from sculpting, cutting and polishing. It’s such a beautiful and fascinating process that we hope you too can share the same appreciation of the craftsmanship that goes into making our handmade jewelry and accessories.
“I bought the necklace as a gift and the person loved it so much, she put it on right away. A gorgeous product, great service and super fast delivery!”
“I absolutely love this bracelet and how it goes with anything I wear! Jessica is also a sweetheart. She works very well with her customers and makes sure they receive the best product possible.”
“All the pieces I purchased are beautiful and more beautiful in person than the photos. I cannot wait to dazzle people with my Hathorway jewelry.”