#IWD21: Wildflowers and a candle will always be found close to Ruth Starrett
08th Mar 2021
What is your name, and what is your business?
My name is Ruth Starrett, founder and design director of Irish handmade jewellery brand, FAWE.
How long have you been in business? And what was your mission from the outset?
FAWE was established in 2018. My mission for FAWE has always been to design and create fine jewellery inspired by the wild beauty of our natural environment. From the beginning, I wanted to give back to the environment and have recently partnered with Irish charity, Hometree, to donate a percentage of sales to their tree planting charity on the West Coast of Ireland.
Of what part of your business are you most proud?
Jewellery holds emotional value and I am proud to design and create pieces that are given as a sentimental gift or heirloom. On another note, I am committed to planting a native Irish tree with every piece of jewellery sold and am delighted to give back to the environment through afforestation.
How have you found the last six months? – professionally and personally
The last six months have been tough however Covid-19 has brought a lot of positivity to FAWE. It has been my busiest and most successful six months to date. It has also been lovely to spend quality time with my young family however challenging to wear all the hats for FAWE whilst balancing motherhood.
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