Wednesday, April 27, 2011

shopping event May 3rd

We have a great new event coming up that will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The event will be held at our Glittering Conscience store location on May 3, 2011 starting at 6pm and going on until the sun comes up! (Or until everyone remembers they have work the next day and decides it’s time to head home). Complimentary light fare and wine will be served and 10% of proceeds for the evening will go to the Foundation.

Normally R&C and Glittering Conscience have held charitable shopping events to support impoverished communities and people in Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, so you might be wondering what lead us to team up with the MJF Foundation. It was actually chosen by Jennifer Goodman of GothamGear- a new vendor to Glittering Conscience, and her event co-host, Susan Bilotta. The funny thing is, two members of the Ruff&Cut team- including Founder, Wade Watson –have had experiences with Parkinson’s affecting a family member. So, although this was an aberrant choice of charity, it still manages to hold a place in our hearts.

We hope that those in the NYC area will stop by Wednesday, May 3rd starting at 6pm for this special shopping soiree. All of Ruff&Cut’s current and readily available collections will be there for you to gaze upon and try on in-person, as well as R&C’s other all-color brand, Klido. GC also carries Arm Candy by Nahui Ollin, NaturevsFuture, c5 Company, and many other great eco-conscious brands and products.

Here are some images from our past grand opening event back in December:

Meghan Connolly Haupt of the jewelry line of the same name and c5 Company

Jennifer Schelhorn and Jessica Pherson of R&C and GC
Kate Harrison of The Green Bride Guide, Jessica Pherson, Jennifer Schelhorn, Danny Bitran of Nahui Ollin, Ally formerly of GC, Nina Valenti of NaturevsFuture, Meghan Connolly Haupt, Wade Watson of R&C, GC and Klido

Monday, April 18, 2011

current events and new designs

There’s a lot going on at Ruff&Cut these days…

We opened our first retail store, Glittering Conscience, in December 2010 and have been steadily gaining success ever since. We’ve added a larger selection of lower-price point jewelry featuring colored gemstones that have all been a real hit. And on April 13th, we were fortunate enough to attend a special benefit dinner hosted by Exit Art, a non-profit organization based in New York that supports art and artists in all forms, but specifically those that instigate social change.

As a sponsor of this event, we gifted 50 of our Silver Enduring Skulls Chokers to the committee and 50 of our Silver Ruff Sandpiper Pins to guests in the goody bags pictured below.

Goody bag

Please stop by 96 West Houston St New York NY for the best green gifts in town and check out the new jewelry below in-person...

A lot of beautiful new pieces have been added to our Endless Color Collection! Here are some of our favorites:

Holli Earrings

Jenna Bracelet

Grace Earrings
Rachel Ring

With this new blog, we’ll be posting at least once a week with info on sales, events, new products, and other green-related news. We hope you will follow us and continue to support Ruff&Cut as well as other socially and environmentally responsible retailers! Thanks for reading!!!