SPOTLIGHT ON: Saint Vintage
In this series, we meet the designers behind the POOL brands for a special look into what it takes to be an independent designer.
1. Tell us about yourself! What is your brand’s product? Saint Vintage is more than just jewelry. Founder and 2x- cancer Survivor Paige Jansen has been blazing her fashionable and philanthropic trail since 2007 when she was given a 20% chance of survival and more than one cancer diagnosis. Paige has curated vintage and antique beads, vintage Swarovski crystals and findings turning them into timeless treasures with the intention that someone will wear the piece and remember to live and love everyday.
2. What sets your product apart from the crowd? Finding a cure is paramount and is our source of inspiration. We have partnered with the global force Stand Up To Cancer and donate a large percent of our proceeds to their efforts. After all, you could be wearing the piece that help fund the research for a cure to cancer.
3. As independent designers, how did you get into the business? It was always my desire to unite my philanthropic spirt with my love of art, fashion and history with a company that truly cares. I strongly believe in recycling the past to help improve the future. Everything I have built was created because I was able to channel the insistence for a cure for cancer and compassion for others into an eco-friendly luxury brand that gives back to cancer research called Saint Vintage.
4. Any words of wisdom for aspiring designers? Give Back! The more you give to your community, your fans, and others in effective ways that will make a significant difference the better.