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Seattle-based jewelry line Baleen (@hellobaleen) believes in “good design for everyone!” (It says so in their Instagram bio.) “We started Baleen with that philosophy,” explains Leah Lawrence, who founded the company with fellow designer Billy Bartels in 2013, “with the goal to bring high-quality goods made with integrity right here in our ‘backyard’ to a larger, more diverse audience of people — not just those with big incomes. This philosophy really helps keep us smart in terms of design and fabrication, and in the end, if a piece is too expensive to make we don’t add it to the line.”
Leah and Billy met in 2008 while working in a shop in Seattle. “After a short time, we became good friends and eventually realized just how much we liked each other,” says Leah. “We’ve been together ever since and couldn’t imagine not working together every day.”
Baleen is one of the 34 businesses included in our first-ever #InstaGiftGuide, which matches popular hashtag trends from 2018 with🔥gift ideas.
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