“I believe fashion is more than just things. It is how we express ourselves and our values. It represents the current moment in time, honors the past, and pushes toward what’s next. We may all have different lifestyles and walk different paths, but we’re all seeking to express and be valued for our own individuality while being connected a community and positive force greater than ourselves. Everything we do at Abby Alley honors this ethos.” - Abby Alley, Founder
What Ethically Made Means to Us
We partner with makers in Kenya and Tanzania to produce our designs. These partners were intentionally selected because of our mutual values for following the principles of fair trade while maintaining our high standards for quality. All of the employees of each small business are paid above the national standards for a living wage.
All of our products are handmade, and by nature are small-batch. We believe in intentional choices, not just making more to have more. Our Core Collection serves as the fundamentals for a well-styled wardrobe. You don't need 100 pairs of earrings, so we won't offer you that many. Our drops are limited-edition special pieces for the current moment - maintaining our signature modern yet timeless feel.
Every part of our supply chain is important to us, and we are very proud that all of our materials, from the brass hardware to the leather, are locally and ethically sourced. We only use leather that is a byproduct of the meat industry, an integral part of the local economy. Read more about the sustainability of our materials here.
Although trends come and go and fashion is always evolving, good style is always good style. And knowing your style is the key to building a wardrobe you love. We believe it is always better to invest in quality over quantity - both for your sanity and for the environment.
In your closet or jewelry box, you have your "go-tos" - pieces that always work no matter the season or your mood. Our Core Collection are these pieces. The perfect hoop, the necklace that works with everything, the ring you love year after year. There should also be those pieces you had to have, whether it's a trend you're loving or more of an emotional connection to a piece. We'll offer you those as well in our periodic drops. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to know what's coming.