- Like a little piece of candy for your ear - the Goody Hoops are made from super cool and light-weight cellulose acetate and each pair has slight variations in pattern. Cellulose acetate is a natural plastic coming from wood pulp and unlike most man-made fibers, it comes from a renewable resource and is biodegradable. In addition to being beautiful, it is hypoallergenic, lightweight, strong, and eco-friendly. The cellulose acetate utilized by Seattle jewelry studio Baleen comes from a company in Italy that has been manufacturing this product since the 1800s. The Goody Hoops measure just under 1" in diameter and are 4mm thick, with gold-fill posts and backs.
- Baleen began in 2013 by Leah and Billy, a couple whose shared passion for well-designed, thoughtful and beautiful objects were propelled by their respective backgrounds in design and metalsmithing. The pair decided to start Baleen from the belief that handmade things don't always have to be expensive, and that good design is for everyone! They now design and create everything from their studio and storefront in Seattle, Washington.