ABOUT DEVI ARTS COLLECTIVE
Devi Arts Collective is a women-led jewelry brand born out of the inner-desire and willful purpose to connect with people. We create accessories that when worn, are an expression of the bold, the confident, and the vibrant qualities in our truest selves.
We represent the femme and femme identifying who is searching for something unique, grounded by nature, and inspired by the world. This person thrives from the rush of spontaneity, the spark of a human connection, and although they are adventurous, their lifestyle is led by an ethical conscious that they adheres to as their personal responsibility.
Through high-quality craftsmanship, our products are created by sourcing recycled and refined silver and gold, and ethical gemstones. We are committed to making a positive difference on our planet through every human we interact with, every material we use, and our sustainable values that anchor the foundation of our brand and bring Devi Arts Collective to life.
Bayoush had a dream, and with Devi Arts Collective, her dream has been vivaciously brought to life!
She wanted to own her beauty and confidence, while shifting the perspective that responsibly made jewelry can also be accessible and affordable. She’s passionate about empowering women, lifting women up, and giving women a voice and the confidence they need to not only succeed, but thrive as they build upon their skills and pursue their inner passions. Through the responsible operations of Devi Arts Collective, her dedication to mentorship, and the heartwork that goes into each piece, she wants her jewelry to become a statement that allows the person wearing it to confidently express who they really are without having to say a word.
Bayoush has spent the last 20 years traveling the world being endlessly inspired by the beauty in everything. From the connection created in a simple conversation, to her abstract interpretations of the patterns in nature to the texture on a door frame to the pattern on the floor, she is constantly absorbing every detail around her and using these moments to influence her creative process.
Many of her pieces pay homage to her proud Ethiopian background and the strength in her family heritage, while representing her ornate interpretation of the world and simple moments that show up in each piece she creates. She designs her jewelry to reflect function and form, while being strong, unique accessories that can enhance your every day.
ABOUT THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
One of our key pillars is connection. Connection is the foundation of our brand. We strive to be trailblazers in the slow fashion movement as we guide a path for the next generation of ambitious women and continue to expand our network within our community and the world.
While growing up, Bayoush did not have access to mentors from the BIPOC community. It is her goal now to step in and offer mentorship to a BIPOC who is interested in the fashion or jewelry industry.
To be considered:
A female-identifying BIPOC between the ages of 16 and 23
A short blurb letting us know who you are, why you want to mentor with Bayoush, and what you hope to get out of the mentorship
Ability to commit to 30-minute zoom or phone chats twice a month for three months (due to COVID-19 we will be offering meetings not in person)
Available to individuals based in North America
All interested candidates please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 2nd 11:59pm with subject line ‘Devi Arts Collective BIPOC Youth Mentorship Program’ .