Chunks launched in the Spring of 2019. All our hair accessories are made from acetate, which is a highly durable, plant-based material with a much shorter life span than typical plastics and acrylics. All acetate remnants are recycled into new acetate material. Our metal hardware is plated and nickel free.
Chunks accessories are proudly made in China. We believe in representing our manufacturing openly because there are so many negative assumptions about it. We believe working with Chinese manufacturers can provide us the opportunity to create meaningful change in our manufacturing standards. We are committed to furthering responsible manufacturing practices, which I will continue to document on my new blog.
Chunks designs are inspired by my passion for colors, kulture and trends, nostalgic feelings and art like the Memphis design movement.
In 2012, I opened up an Etsy store.
I was 26, had been let go from my job, was broke, living in a crappy apartment with my brother with no real plan. I had been dreaming up a magical pair of ombré tights for a while so, what the hell, I turned my kitchen into a crazy looking dye lab and spent a couple months perfecting them. I took some nice photos and put them up on Etsy. Three days later, while I was out for lunch with some friends, my phone began buzzing with notifications and basically didn’t stop for a year.
B.Z.R. was born and was quickly making the internet rounds on Tumblr and Pinterest. Within months, I received international press features from BUST magazine, Refinery 29, Design Sponge, Glamour Magazine, Anthology Magazine, Brit + Co, and many others. By 2018, I had made and sold over 15,000 pairs of hand-dyed tights and I was burnt OUT.
I had spent a couple years trying to figure out what to do next and by mid 2018, I started working on an idea I had, sparked by the fact that it was nearly impossible to find a cute hair claw. Chunks launched in the Spring of 2019. The rest is HERSTORY! :)
Some Facts About Me:
I also make art inspired by my childhood and recycled materials.
Prior to 2012, I received a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design.
I have lived in Northern Virginia, New York City, Paris, France, Los Angeles, Atlanta and now, Seattle!
My VIPs are my partner, kiddo and pup, Lola.
Currently obsessed with designing Chunks and audiobooks and podcasts about business, money and self development.
My Can’t Live Withouts are sneakers, comfy clothes, hair claws and my iphone.