Do your values permeate everything you do?

Alumni in Action

Susan Crow is a sustainable designer, entrepreneur and CEO of East Fourth Street Jewelry, a luxury eco-jewelry business in Minnesota. Crow got her Professional Certificate in Sustainable Design from MCAD in 2009 — a pioneer helping create the pathway for the MA in Sustainable Design program.

 

We are incredibly proud to be included in the beautiful newly released book TRASHION FORWARD – THE RISE OF SUSTAINABLE LUXURY created by Kenny Jackson-Forrest, the UK based blog Style & Trashion.  

Jackson-Forrest has gathered unprecedented leaders of the ethical fashion movement across the world such as Tamsin Lejeune founder of The Ethical Fashion Forum and Common Objective and Sass Brown @clothingethics. People that we have followed since 2008 the year that East Fourth Street was conceived.

 

“Business can no longer be held to a different standard than your personal life.
Your values should permeate everything you do”.
~ Kenny Jackson-Forrest

 

We wanted to offer a brand that did things differently, from our supply chains to our in studio practices. Responsibly sourcing our materials because we know it’s the right and good thing to do.

Below are images of Crow’s work found in the book.

Thank you Kenny for this gorgeous book and for asking us to be involved!

~ Susan Crow


You can read blog Jackson-Forrest’s posts about East Fourth Street Jewelry here:
http://styleandtrashion.com/?s=east+fourth+street+

You can learn more about Susan Crow here:
www.eastfourthstreet.com
www.facebook.com/eastfourthstreet
www.twitter.com/eastfourthst
www.instagram.com/east_fourth_street
http://www.cjdg.jewelry/designers/185-susan-crow
https://mcadsustainabledesign.com/profile/susan-crow/

 

Susan Crow

Susan Crow is a sustainable designer, entrepreneur and CEO of East Fourth Street, a luxury eco-jewelry business in Minnesota. Her pieces are handmade, sustainable and eco-luxurious; crafted from 100% recycled or Fairmined gold and silver, ethical Fair trade gemstones that can be traced from mine to market and recycled diamonds in a low impact, environmentally conscious studio. Previously, Susan worked as a product designer for Target Inc. and their vendors for 7 years before launching East Fourth Street in 2010. She uses many of the tools and concepts that she learned at MCAD to design sustainable products and to grow her sustainable business, including systems thinking methodologies, life cycle assessment, innovation techniques, and ethics-based marketing methods. She completed a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Design from MCAD in 2009. Susan is based in Minnesota.