East Fourth Street Jewelry
As a sustainable artisan jewelry designer, Susan Crow is dedicated to incorporating ethical and environmental principles into her design and production. When she is not working in her Minnesota studio, she can be found traipsing around the world or finding inspiration in hardware stores, antique shops, and salvage yards. She has a raw attraction to industrial simplicity, both mechanically and aesthetically, which is evident in her clean, modern designs.
Susan Crow's jewelry is made from gold and silver that is certified Fairmined or recycled, as well as gemstones that are ethically sourced. She works in a low-impact, environmentally conscious studio in Minnesota. In 2013, Susan Crow became one of the first jewelers licensed to sell Fairmined gold in the U.S.
Susan Crow received her BS degree in design, then worked as a successful jewelry and product designer, traveling the world while designing and developing consumer products. After realizing the importance of incorporating ethical and environmental principles into product design, Crow returned to school to receive her post-graduate certificate in sustainable design. She is a member of SNAG, Ethical Fashion Forum, Fellowship 500, Ethical Metalsmith, Fair Jewelry Action, and No Dirty Gold.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Redefining Redesigning Fashion; Design for Sustainability, St. Paul Minnesota, USA, Goldstein Design Museum, 2013
Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, New York, NY U.S.A., Lincoln Center, 2012
Jewelry Mart Invitational, Minneapolis, MN U.S.A., Walker Art Center, 2012- present
Deans Award for Sustainable Fashion, St. Paul Minnesota, USA, Goldstein Design Museum, 2013
Niche Award for American Craft, Philadelphia, PN U.S.A., Philadelphia Convention Center, 1998