It all started when...
I was a missionary in Haiti. Over the course of two years, I met the most remarkable souls that forever shaped my life and perspective. While taking care of the orphans and rocking the infants to sleep; I fell in love with a little girl named Angelina. Her name is very fitting because she was the embodiment of an angel on earth. She was one of the precious children who survived the devastating 2010 earthquake and was left to survive on the streets. Thankfully, Samaritan's Purse servants were there to help her. We quickly bonded and had a hard time departing each other. She found a way to create a necklace for me out of string and the Cross of Jesus. She told me to remember her. I've held onto it ever since and keep it neatly wrapped up with my wedding day necklace.
This necklace fueled my passion to make meaningful beautiful jewelry. Truly Rachel is a jewelry studio and online shop founded by designer, Rachel Tomlinson. When I say, "we", I am speaking of my sweet husband and me. He encouraged me to start this business and helps me fill orders, take pictures, respond to email and finances. It's a family business started by two 1st generation American children born from hard working immigrant parents.
I offer a blend of elegantly simple, bold and bodacious jewelry motivated by a rich luster of primarily brass and silver and other metal combinations. Each piece from my handmade line is carefully designed, polished to perfection, and sent out with a message of hope and love. With each purchase, shoppers are given an opportunity to shop with a purpose.
A portion of each sale is given to a child from an orphanage in Haiti and underserved kids here in the States. My passion to give back to those in need is deeply rooted in me and my husband and serves as the spirit behind the mission of Truly Rachel.
Truly Rachel hosts pop up shops (B2B), exclusive trunk shows and vendor tables at local fairs and events. Truly Rachel has been featured in Essence Magazine, sponsored by General Motors: Chevrolet. Warby Parker and highlighted as emerging artist through RAW NYC. If you or your business is interested in having me host a table at your next event, I would love to entertain conversation!
Thank you for your support!