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Cinder & Sage Designs was started in the Fall of 2009 by designer and creator, Lindsay Saunders. Lindsay graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management and as she hunted for a job, she was putting her creative mind to use making jewelry for herself and friends. This wasn't out of the blue though, as Lindsay grew up crafting and making jewelry with her mom and has always had a love for trendy accessories. Soon, her hobby took off as more friends and friends-of-friends asked for pieces and Cinder & Sage was born.
Lindsay's love of travel was shown in the brand's earlier collections with the airplane necklaces, map lockets, etc. That love still shows through the collection of carry-all bags, laundry bags and and Jewelry Travel Pouches. The ever-popular hair combs, which have proven year after year to be top sellers, inspired a full hair accessories line that is now a staple within the brand. With each new collection, Cinder & Sage continues to set the trend. Lindsay brings a creative eye and strong attention to detail which results in unique, timeless, conversation-starting jewelry.
Other than the online shop, you can also find C&S in many other shops Canada-wide, at markets around western Canada, and in their own brick & mortar store in Calgary, The Cinder & Sage Loft.
The Cinder & Sage Loft started out as just a studio space for Cinder & Sage. Lindsay needed more space to work as the business was growing and came across the most unique space, just minutes from her home. The Loft is an airy white space, with windows and skylights galore. It was the perfect new home for Cinder & Sage.
The space was originally planned to be used as a pick up location, a space to showcase all C&S pieces, and of course, a work space for Lindsay to make the jewelry & accessories and package orders. Soon enough though, customers fell in love with The Loft and wanted to pick up a card or other gifts while they were there. Lindsay slowly started bringing in fellow local makers products that complimented her jewelry and the space. This also helped feed Lindsay's passion for home decor and design.
Fast forward, The Loft became a full-blown boutique, filled with many of other brands of home goods, cards and gifts! It is still home to Cinder & Sage studio as well. Lindsay has her work desks over on one side of the open space, allowing customers to see what she is working on, and easy for her to customize jewelry for people on the spot.
Cinder & Sage is ever evolving and continues to keep on top of trends in the jewelry & accessories world.
Thank you for all of your support over the last 12+ years!