this is us
And Arlen does more than just sell jewelry, we believe that businesses should support the communities that support them so we've designed our company to do just that.
We love this little Earth of ours and want to treat it with kindness. All of our packaging is plastic free and is either reusable, recyclable, or compostable and much of our packaging is made from post-consumer recycled products. We make our jewelry with durability in mind and are always happy to repair your jewelry to decrease waste. Our rings are made from recycled metals and we are working towards a zero waste studio.
We do want to note that we are in no way the most sustainable business out there. The mining of gemstones and metals is not kind on the Earth like pretty much everything else us humans do. Our goal is to never stop searching for a more sustainable option for this business.
It’s important to us that everyone has the opportunity to feel beautiful. We strive to carry a wide variety of sizes and price points so everyone can be apart of the And Arlen story. Need a different size? Since everything is handmade we can make any size imaginable!
We're always wanting to grow and be a better business so if you need a size we don't have on our website let us know and we'll add it permanently so you never have to ask again.
We don't believe in sitting idly by. We do our part to make the world a better place through donations, education, advocacy, and continual anti-racism efforts because Black lives matter, women and LGBTQIA peoples deserve equal rights and so much more.
Our goal is to create a business that goes above and beyond. That's why we offer all employees heath and dental benefits, unlimited paid vacation (actually unlimited no shaming here), paid transportation, a 401K plan, and everyone is paid $34.25 an hour because we are ALL valuable and are a necessary part of this business. We want to change how businesses treat and value their employees and that starts with us.
This is who we are. A brand with a heart. We're a business made up of humans and our personal values are reflected in this business. People deserve to be treated with kindness and compassion and that starts with not only treating out team members how they deserve to be treated, but paying them what they deserve - the value they bring to And Arlen.