Brand
Brand

Hovey Lee

About

Designer Hovey adored her mother's style when she was young. Visiting tailors & jewelers with her mother, as well as being surrounded by eclectic furniture made by her interior designing father set the stage for inspiring early years. While her studies were in music & library science, Hovey has been connected to making jewelry since she was a teenager. Studying the essential design elements from various ethnic styles, Hovey Lee fuses this with a California sensibility for a fresh, stylish look.

Fun Facts

  • Designer Hovey studies music and library science
  • Hovey Lee believes minimalism is overrated
  • In design and business, Hovey Lee supports following your heart, not the rules
  • Hovey was selected by Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion as the accessory designer in 2006
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy

Design Philosophy

Why Eco and Ethical Design

Hovey's collections are inspired by both design forms and by world cultures. Hovey Lee strives to offer thoughtful, inspired and meaningful pieces that are personal and timeless. The principles of socially and economically responsible business are integral to Hovey Lee's makeup. Through working with fair trade vendors, eco-friendly material producers, and manufacturing in Los Angeles, Hovey Lee supports people, the planet, and human rights through their designs.

Inspiration

  • Hovey Lee believes that each woman is unique, so they don't confine themselves to one signature look
  • Hovey Lee believes in celebrating our heritage & rejoicing in multiculturalism
  • Hovey's mother's personal sense of style
  • Hovey's father's eclectic furniture creations
Materials
Materials

Materials

About Our Materials

Hovey Lee uses gemstones that come from fair trade companies that only source their stones from environmentally and socially-responsible mines. In addition, Hovey Lee continues to use components taken from vintage jewelries and recreate new designs with recycled findings and new finishing.

We use

  • Gemstones sourced from fair trade companies
  • Vintage jewelry pieces
  • Renewed metals (from 100% recycled metals)
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Give Your Clothes a Second Life

Hovey Lee's pieces are made to last for years, as heirlooms with a story to pass onto the next generation. However, if the time comes to pass on your jewelry, the materials can be recycled and used again in updated fashion designs.

Recycle or Upcycle

  • Donate to a metals recycling bank
  • Donate to a vintage or thrift shop
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design

How We Process Our Textiles

Hovey Lee is a strong proponent of Fair trade standards, upholding labor conditions and workers’ rights, environmental protection, product integrity and supply chain transparency from gemstone mining to cutting to processing. They continually respect basic human rights around the world and work to protect the environment by conserving energy and recycling. They manufacture in Los Angeles, upholding their fair trade principles in the US as well.

Eco-friendly Highlights

  • Strongly advocates Dirty Gold, who is increasing the responsible practices of gemstone miners
  • Manufacturing is done in Los Angeles, CA
  • Sourcing of gemstones from fair trade companies
  • Use raw recycled metals
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Giving

Hovey Lee supports a collection of charities, including UNICEF, Project Angel Food and Stand Up To Cancer. They believe in nourishing your heart first, showing and accepting kindness, and following their hearts, not rules, in both designs and business.

Examples of how we give back

  • UNICEF
  • Project Angel Food
  • Stand Up To Cancer
Country of Origin
Country of Origin

Country of Origin

Supply Chain

Hovey Lee uses 100% reclaimed brass, recycled gold and silver, and in-house plating techniques. With their jewelry being designed and produced in Los Angeles, California, they also source gemstones from fair trade companies in India, Peru, and Mexico.

Countries

  • United States
  • Peru
  • India
  • Mexico
Ethical Design
Ethical Design

Ethical Design

People in Our Supply Chain

All of Hovey Lee's artisan designs are handcrafted in Los Angeles, CA in their studio. This allows the brand to maintain high levels of quality and to keep designing and production in the same location; this allows a lot of time and care to go into developing each new design.

Empowerment

  • Handcrafted in Hovey Lee's very own Los Angeles studio
  • Designer works hand in hand with her production team, in a cooperative environment