Meet the maker.
Allison Asis has created a jewelry brand for the modern and mindful woman – Cadette Jewelry. The line was made to connect with those who consciously seek eye-catching, meaningful designs that have a sincere timelessness and attention to craftsmanship. Each piece is thoughtfully meant to feel like a natural extension of the wearer as a form of self-expression.
Cadette Jewelry features contemporary designs that are largely influenced by Allison's love for modern art and design, nature, and the journey of womanhood. She credits her entrepreneurial spirit to her mother, Fay, who passed from cancer. It was from her mother that she gained an unwavering commitment to live each day with passion and purpose.
Each Cadette Jewelry creation is diligently handmade by Allison in her Toronto-based studio using traditional metalsmith techniques. From drafting initial sketches, to using a fabrication or wax casting approach – Allison’s meticulous process allows her to create handcrafted, quality pieces that women can feel proud to wear and cherish.
Allison values the importance of full transparency between maker & wearer. She shares ongoing clips of her work process, sources of inspiration, and more, through Cadette's Instagram channel, YouTube videos, and Cadette Journal. It's her mission to inspire followers & clients to make conscious purchase decisions and constantly question how and where items are made.
Allison takes pride in the handmade process involved in each piece she creates. It is a critical approach that eliminates heavy waste and pollution that can otherwise result from machine-made jewelry. Moreover, Cadette's handmade-focused business model reduces the carbon imprint that large international import & export leaves on the planet.
Ultimately, crafting each piece by hand provides the entire line with an artisanal essence and soul that can’t be replicated in mass-produced items.
Allison respects the responsibility to give back to the planet and its natural resources that have been our invaluable foundation. She is proud to partner with non-profit organization, One Tree Planted: With every Cadette purchase, 1 tree is planted in support of select reforestation projects in Canada and the United States.
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