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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hathorway is a sustainable fashion accessories brand focused on quality, sustainability, and women’s empowerment.
As advocates of sustainable and zero-waste fashion, we handcraft all of our pieces with up-cycled buffalo horns from a 400-year-old craft village in Northern Vietnam. Buffalo horns are organic materials, a byproduct of waste, and created through a chemical-free process. While these horns are sourced in Vietnam, each, one-of-a-kind piece is designed and assembled in California to ensure the highest quality.
Along with our commitment to sustainable fashion, Hathorway is also a women-owned and women-run business. We donate 10% of our profits to organizations that help women through education, science, justice, and other advancements of women's empowerment.
Hathorway was founded by former Silicon Valley designer in tech, Jessica Phan. In 2015, Jessica travelled to Vietnam to reconnect with her roots and visit her extended family. It was there she discovered products made of buffalo horns — from chopsticks and spoons to hair combs and jewelry. She began to fall in love with material as she learned about more about it the beauty of it. While she loved the material as jewelry, she found the styles distasteful.
Jessica bought a few of them and started to reconstruct them to suit her own unique style. As she wore them she received several compliments and started selling them on Etsy. This became a hobby. By day she led the design team as head of design for a tech startup in Palo Alto. By night and on weekends she would make horn earrings and necklaces to sell to her friends and family.
In February 2018, Jessica left her career in tech to build out Hathorway. This gave her the opportunity to reconnect with her Vietnamese culture while allowing her to pursue her childhood dream in fashion.
Today she runs Hathorway from her home office in Redwood City, California, doing everything from design, product development, and marketing to e-commerce experiences. With her background in graphic design, many of her inspiration comes from the clean lines and edgy silhouettes of geometric shapes — designed for the metropolitan woman.