How Icelandic Jewelry Brand Aurum Became a Leader in Sustainability with Guðbjörg Kristín Ingvarsdóttir, Award Winning Goldsmith

Episode 130

What you’ll learn in this episode: How Guðbjörg has made sustainability part of every aspect of her business, from jewelry materials to packaging Why Guðbjörg is inspired by Iceland’s natural landscape, and why she encourages tourists to visit more remote parts of the country Why creating the best design often means stepping away from it […]

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Behind the Scenes: Customized Jewelry Shopping Excursions in Istanbul with Catherine Salter Bayar, Istanbul Personal Shopper

Episode 36

In 1999, Catherine and her vintage textile expert husband, Abit, started Bazaar Bayar in Selçuk, Turkey. They spent a decade in their Bazaar Bayar shop, collecting and selling vintage kilims and carpets, embroidered suzanis and vintage Ottoman and Central Asian jewelry as well as hand-knits created by Catherine and inspired by the local women who […]

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