Hey Folks !
Welcome back to the adventure behind Lavender & Slate's upcycled products. If you're just joining us, we're exploring the story behind those cute hand stamped brass tags on our bracelets & choker necklaces !
It all started when my dad retired, and I thought, what better way to congratulate pops on 30+ years of hard work in a windowless office at a huge corporation, than to give him a job ! And not just any job, a meticulous, detailed, and redundant job that required long hours in a damp, dark basement, hand stamping the tiniest pieces of brass. It's pretty much an offer you can't refuse and as he would say, "It doesn't get much better than this" :-)
We all love a good old time photo. Check out pops when entered the service (and, let's be real,
some crazy eyes) ! Guess what branch he joined & win a free bracelet !
What I love most about these tags (besides telling my dad what to do) are the unique subtleties that can only be attributed to a hand crafted item. Not only are these tags a beautiful way to identify and brand the L&S product, but they radiate character and a story of a maker enjoying their craft. This story is about two perfectionists coming together to achieve a balance of performance & aesthetic and now I'm deeply honored to pass down this symbol of love & detail that both my dad and I share, to you.