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Meet the Maker // Amy Vander Els

In our world of clutter and chaos, Amy Vander Els’ jewelry is a refreshing breath of simplicity and minimalism that you won’t ever want to take off. The Amesbury-based artist is the subject of our debut “Meet the Maker” series, featuring the creators and makers whose products get to call We Thieves home (at least until you take them home with you!). We believe that getting to know the personality and hands behind your purchase makes the piece that much more special. So without further ado, this is our official warm welcome to Amy!

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The Holy Wood that is Palo Santo

Palo Santo or Holy Wood is wood from South America often used ceremonially and around the house as a remover of unwanted odors and "bad air". A relative to frankincense, myrrh, and copal its scent is loved by many with hints of citrus, mint, and pine. Use when you move into a new house, outdoors to repel mosquitos, or before meditation.

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Make it last: Simple Tips To Extend Garment Life

  "75-80% Of your apparel product lifecycle is impacted by the washer and dryer." Whether you are buying Vintage or contemporary items, know that 75%-80% of apparel product lifecycle is impacted by the washer and dryer.  As the owner of We Thieves, a retail consultant, and a mom — my life is exceptionally busy. By no means do I spend my day's hand washing clothes. That said, the time I've taken to care for my clothing has always left a sense of satisfaction for me, and I've seen the impact with garments lasting longer and color staying truer. WASHING & DRYING 1. Wash by hand or cold water delicate: Today's washers and dryers are riddled with wash settings and dry settings,...

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