Caribou & Birch is a family based business built on a foundation of hard work and good vibes. We create handcrafted wood and Paper Earrings that are unique and statement worthy, just like you!
Founded December 6th, 2020
Caribou & Birch was founded on December 6th, 2020 and made it's debut on January 1st, 2021.
ABOUT C&B PAPER EARRINGS:
• Extremely Feather-light weight
• Made with a combination of colored/patterned and textured cardstock and sometimes other elements or charms.
• Put through a fusion process and sealed for water resistance and durability.
* Just like leather or other earrings, please take care and do not swim or bathe with your paper earrings for optimal keep. You can however lightly clean them with a soft cloth or slightly damp cloth to remove makeup or dry if you get stuck in the rain!
MEET THE MAKER
" Hello! My name is Amy, and I am so happy to share with you a little background about me, my family, and my business.
I came up with the name Caribou & Birch with my husband Scott's help while sitting in our Midwest home under the Covid19 Pandemic.
Growing up I always loved textures and my favorite medium was painting. I loved the feel of different paints and papers from acrylic to watercolor. I found a love for wooden items and woodworking, as my dad was always in the shop making wooden items and my mother painting them.
I fell in love with coming up with new designs at a young age, and would often sneak away to draw little handmade clothing designs and daydream of new fashion pieces.
I started my earring jewelry obsession when I decided to make faux leather earrings. My ears have always been sensitive, and at the time, it was hard to find earrings that were hypoallergenic and nickel-free. I then decided to switch to making wood earrings because of my love for woodworking and finally having a machine that would cut small pieces. One day I was trying to laser a thin piece of wood that was being so difficult to cut and I just I couldn't understand why, because it was "Paper Thin!"
From there I went on a mission to make my own water resistant, more durable and sustainable earrings and...
Caribou & Birch Paper Earrings were born!
My husband and children are so supportive in my business and I have been so blessed. Both of my sons love helping with our family business and look forward to working by my side more and more as they get older.
Amy resides with her husband Scott, and son's Eli and Carter, and pup Maxwell in Liberty, MO.