I was personally inspired to create a line of vegan leather jewelry for my amazing younger sister (also known at Gem Lounge Jewelry as trade show assistant, model, jeweler, and all around vegan bad ass). She really got me thinking that there has to be a way to extend my business model of using eco-friendly and recycled materials into creating a line of vegan leather jewelry with her in mind. That was my inspiration to create a full line of cork bracelets which have become an instant favorite for me and our customers alike!