About the organizers

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CAROLYN MISTEREK

Carolyn is the founder and designer of MATINE, a line of modern leather goods made by hand in the USA. 

Carolyn's driving design philosophy is one of simplicity and minimalism, while embracing the imperfect and natural. MATINE represents a paradox of sorts, like so many of our customers. We strive for clarity, we are drawn to exacting modernity and we want to eliminate excess. Yet we produce our goods with our own hands, using natural materials like animal hides, scars and all. Carolyn reimagines minimalism in the context of reality; simplicity that celebrates the inherent messiness of life.

Over the years, as the brand has grown, we've expanded our manufacturing and our products are now carried in shops all over the world. But what stays the same is a commitment to hand-crafted products, a simple but special aesthetic and an excitement for our customers and collaborators: cool women, doing cool things every single day.

MALLORY SHELTER

Mallory is the creator and designer behind Mallory Shelter Jewelry. Her handmade, easy-to-wear pieces are versatile and timeless, and are designed to stand alone or worn delicately layered with a mix of jewelry. Each piece in her collection boasts a unique design and strong craftsmanship.

Since launching Mallory Shelter Jewelry in 2014, Mallory’s collection – which features versatile jewelry including stacking rings and bracelets, layering necklaces, bold earrings and more – has gained a strong following among a variety of wearers. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart, Southern Living, Refinery 29, The Washington Post, and more, and her line can be found in boutiques across the country.

Mallory continues to apprentice with a goldsmith in Washington D.C., and is currently pursuing her gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America.