Dogeared was founded by self-taught designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke in 1991. Grown from the desire to share good energy with the world, Maizel-Clarke harnessed the positive power of her California home and started hand-making jewelry. Thanks to her "student of life" attitude, Maizel-Clarke immersed herself in all design aspects and fell in love with the creation process.
Inspired by the Californian lifestyle, Maizel-Clarke sought to design pieces that could connect with women who, like herself, were young at heart. A bohemian mindset with a modern twist, each piece compliments the aesthetics of its particular wearer. Dogeared collections allow the consumer to experiment with different looks while creating their own vibrant, mindful-of-self style. Dogeared Brand Promise
Our company vision has been consistent since Dogeared was founded in 1991. We are believers in being kind to the planet, to the community, and to each other. We don't just talk about Karma… We live Karma every day and believe that what we put out into the world comes back to us. We see it coming back to us in the success of our company and the way people around the world connect to our jewelry.
Staying true to our values is sincerely rewarding to us, and creates an even deeper connection between us and our customers. It is the heart of who we are now, and who Dogeared has always been.
All Dogeared jewels and gifts are handmade in the USA. We are committed to creating jobs in our community- beginning at Dogeared, and extending to the local artisans and vendors we partner with by sourcing our materials here in the US.
Everything we put out into the world is designed with the planet in mind. We are on a constant search for newer, more Earth friendly ways of doing business. All of our charms are hand cast in recycled sterling silver. We use recycled card stock and our boxes are made from recycled cardboard. We have incorporated repurposed leather, recycled glass, recycled saris, sustainable hemp thread, and even corn plastic into our collection. Being made in the USA means fewer miles travelled and a smaller carbon footprint. And every jewel is produced in the most environmentally responsible way possible -- by hand, in our southern California studio.
Part of the Dogeared philosophy is that we GIVE better. We have partnerships with incredible organizations that work very hard to improve our community, our planet, and our well-being. We choose grassroots organizations that are passionate about creating social change, and work with them to heal, educate, and support people around the world.