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OUR STORY

Our Vision

To become a nationally trusted and loved accessory brand that gives back to our community. We want to provide a safe space for any person to feel comfortable and valued.

Land Acknowledgment

Onyx+Ivy acknowledges that we live, work, love and play on Treaty 7 traditional territory - the traditional and ancestral territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T'ina Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on.

Onyx+Ivy Mission Statement

Onyx+Ivy strives to create a community that connects and includes all people and allows them to be seen through our social impact campaigns, community blog, and accessories that express their journeys.

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Growth

Our mission is to give our employees the environment to allow them to not only help us grow as a company and a team, but also a place that they can flourish as individuals. We value and encourage work/life balance as key components of a meaningful life.

Integrity

Onyx+Ivy believes that honesty and openness are the foundation of any successful business. We strive to take responsibility and accountability for all of our actions, even when we miss the mark.

CORE VALUES

Inclusion

Our mission is to give every person a space and community that supports them no matter their age, race, beliefs, gender, culture, and abilities. We want all of our employees and customers to be comfortable being transparent about who they are.

Empowerment

We want our entire community to feel appreciated and valued by us and each other. When people feel empowered, they feel more responsible for their actions and decisions, and take more joy in what they do.

Community

Onyx+Ivy strives to create a place that connects and includes all people. We believe that accessories accompany us through some of our biggest memories and want our customers to be able to capture those moments and feel connected to each other as a community.

THE FOUNDERS

Onyx+Ivy was launched in 2019 by neighbours turned friends Jess and Gem. After a year of business planning and searching for inspiration, Onyx+Ivy was born. The goal was simple; an all inclusive accessory brand, and a creative outlet that was desperately needed for these two moms. Armed with sewing machines and the ambition to succeed, Jess and Gem started sewing scrunchies at their kitchen tables.

 

Their passion and commitment to creating and curating products that aim to empower any person through each season of their life has remained at the forefront of what Onyx+Ivy strives to do. Today, the brand has grown into so much more than they could have possibly dreamed; a place that fosters community and connection, with focuses on inclusivity, mental health, rare disease advocacy, and social issues.

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A picture of Carly and Steph smiling in front of the Onyx and Ivy booth at a market.

THE TEAM

Soon after launching, Jess and Gem knew that they needed to find the right team to support their vision for Onyx+Ivy. In 2020, they added 2 core members to their team. Carly and Steph both support the goals of the brand and have been an integral part of growing the business. While they each have individual roles, they bring value to every facet of the company including product development and community impact. Recently, Onyx+Ivy also added a team of home based seamstresses to aid in production. They strongly believe that a collaborative effort leads to better growth, both personally and as a brand.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Being able to spread awareness and support all aspects of our community is an essential part of why we started Onyx+Ivy. We value having a platform to be able to contribute and invest back into our community. We work towards achieving this through donations, product promotions, and sharing the knowledge we have gained through continuous education.

 

Help us to spread some love by being active in our campaigns by clicking below to view the full Community Impact page. If there is a cause close to your heart that you think deserves more attention, we would love to hear from you! Share a cause you would like to see on our platform by emailing us at hello@onyxandivyshop.com

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