College of Fine & Performing Arts

Art Alumni Fight to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Through Jewelry Business

Jewelry on display at APSE

By MacKenzie Dexter of the Western Front

Polished silver and gold jewelry laid throughout All Peoples Shackles Exchanged (APSE) catching the afternoon light and the eyes of bypassers. Hayley Boyd and Jarod Faw, both Western alumni, sit inside their downtown shop inspecting and creating pieces while warmly welcoming customers. 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but the local Bellingham jewelry shop works to end sexual and domestic violence through their business everyday. Every piece of jewelry sold sends 10% of its profits to three organizations: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS), Fight the New Drug and A21

“It was kind of cool to have this revelation of what a business can be and that it can be really artistic and also really stand for something and have a lot of integrity and impact,” Hayley Boyd, Art alum

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Published

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 3:39pm

Updated

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 3:39pm