Plume is a Brooklyn based fashion and accessories company established in 2014 founded on three simple passions -- combining traditional craft skills with modern design, providing empowerment and equality to women globally, and the belief that nothing is more cherished in a home or fashion collection than truly unique, handmade pieces of the highest quality.
All Plume products are designed by founder Kate Collins in Brooklyn. Her designs focus on the essentials of women’s lifestyles, melding traditional decorative hand craftsmanship with a contemporary vision to make each product one-of-a-kind. In addition to the jewelry Kate crafts by hand in her studio, she has personally selected a handful of artisans around the world to produce her designs, with each item being meticulously hand crafted. Given the handmade detail of every piece, Plume's products are produced in highly limited quantities on a seasonal basis.
In countries where often times there are highly limited employment opportunities, Plume supports the artisans economic independence through working with businesses that provide fair local wages. While Kate believes in supporting all global artisans, she takes a special interest in using her passion for traditional craft skills to positively impact the rights and economic stability of the women artisans she collaborates with. Every purchase made within the Plume community helps provide economic and social stability to the women artisans we work with.
Thank you for supporting and sharing our passion for handcrafted artistry, and our vision of equality for women everywhere.
A lifelong artist, Kate founded the boutique children's clothing line June Plum in 2007. As the company grew, she found herself yearning to find a way to have more of a social impact, and wanted to evolve her business in a way that could affect greater change. In particular, Kate wanted have a positive impact on women living in an oppressed state through lack of a basic education and economic opportunity. When the idea for Plume came to her, it proved to be a perfect way to meld her passions for design and human rights. She loves designing and handcrafting Plume’s fine jewelry as well as having the opportunity to positively impact the artisans she collaborates with. Kate lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Emilio, and two daughters, Naiyah and Zadie.