Kater Maller Jewelry is the Colorado-based multibrand jewelry store from the mind of the designer and jeweler Kate Maller. The newly opened store is located at 3450 West 32nd Ave. in Denver's Highlands neighborhood, and sports many collections of sustainably sourced jewelry pieces.
Maller has made it a point to share pieces from independent designers that have really stood out to her. “Supporting and sharing the work of other artists brings me joy,” she said. “When curating for the shop, I bought things that I truly loved and wanted to share with others…. I wanted to
Among Kate Maller’s original jewelry pieces are those from other designers like Luana Coonen, Variance Objects, Petra Class, Sarah McGuire, Sarah Swell, Julie Cohn, Rachel Atherley, April Higashi, Judi Powers, and Petite Baleine. Ceramicists like Mallory Wetherell, Elizabeth Benotti, MQuan, and Lauren HB Studio have also joined the roster along with Lia Molly's scarves and shawls as well as bags from Future Glory Co and Shana Luther lining the shelves of the shop. There are more pieces from designers and work from craftspeople other than the ones previously mentioned in this multibrand store.
When Maller began working with jewelry, her background in sustainable architecture and landscape architecture allowed her the foresight to establish a brand that is environmentally responsible. “My main objective starting out was to figure out how to establish reliable sources and practices that would be sustainable,” she continued, “I recall asking people who had been in the business for decades, and were masters of their craft, but they couldn’t tell me where or how to get sustainably sourced gemstones. Environmental degradation and social justice are major concerns when it comes to mining and extracting the raw materials jewelers use. For me, sustainability is an ethical concern not only in my business but also in my life.”
“I’m really proud of the environment we’ve created at the new shop,” Maller said regarding the sincere following from Denver locals. “We are very passionate about a high level of craftsmanship, quality, and sustainability, and we look forward to sharing these values with people in person.”
Information originally sourced from JCK.