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Joan Converse grew up in the Philippines with entrepreneurial parents who showed her the beauty in serving others by providing a genuine product and/or service, owning it with utmost pride. They have always modeled to her how joy can be found in giving work opportunities to those who desire to earn an honest living to feed their family. After graduating in college with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, she came to the US to start a new and exciting journey in her second home. Having had a background of training Independent Business owners in her beginning years of residing in California, the entrepreneurial mindset instilled in her since childhood grew stronger through the years of dedicating her time as a business coach. Yet she also had the dream to make a difference by providing premium quality products that define her roots and also work closely with low-income Filipino artisans. She has the desire to create pieces that stay true to her heritage and not only celebrate craftsmanship of talented artisans in the Philippines but also have the opportunity to support their livelihood. With intense research and deep thought on how to accomplish that, scarf accessories hand-crafted in the Philippines was a light-bulb moment and Joan Converse Designs was born.
We streamline our natural materials using elegant shells such as Paua, Abalone, Mother of Pearl, and Cowrie Tiger shells. We also use tropical leaves primarily Banana, and special wood such as
Tiger wood and Gray wood - showcasing the unique beauty in Philippine artistry. They have been
carefully selected by our top-quality suppliers
who take pride in their industry. Each of these natural materials have its own unique and subtle color variation that changes as it is sanded and polished.
It's one of the most beautiful features of our collection
as no one piece is exactly alike.
All our accessories are individually crafted using traditional techniques, with meticulous attention to detail. The process of material selection and cleaning, polishing, carving, and inlaying may sometimes take up to a week to produce a completed piece.
Our artisans use the design pattern as a guide
to create the inlay of our accessories.
The inlay undergoes a final polishing to perfectly
smoothen the shell, wood, or leaves to bring out
iridescence and style.
We focus on unique products that will make a woman stand out from the crowd. We choose fine elements from nature that flatter women and make a fashion statement without breaking the bank. Our products were fashioned with the elegant woman in mind,
a woman with a penchant for unique and ageless styles provoking femininity, allure, and glamour.
We are proud to say that every accessory purchased from our Collection makes a difference
not just to our happy and satisfied customers, but also to the ones behind the beauty
of our unique accessory line. Our Preferred Customers become a part of a greater cause.
Their purchase tremendously helps in providing employment to the less fortunate in the Philippines.
These under privileged artisans who diligently work on our unique designs are beyond grateful to have the opportunity to work with their hands in order to put food on the table.
Every single piece sold makes a huge difference in an artisan’s family.
It allows them to know that they have the ability to feed their family for the day.
Every accessory we offer is meticulously crafted by low-income artisans in the Philippines
and not mass-produced by a commercial factory.
These master craftsmen have been working with shells and other natural elements for decades,
perfecting their special skills and mastering their craft.
When on a need for higher production, we hire additional craftsmen on a piece-wise rate.
This is our way to make it a win-win situation.
We not only add value to fashion lovers who love to take their style to the next level
but we also help artisans have a brighter future as we grow our business,
leading to more production and giving them a stable source of income.
We truly believe that teamwork makes the dream work!
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but quality should never be a compromise. No matter what type of accessory you're looking for, we guarantee quality and durability.
Our unique accessories are well-crafted by our talented artisans in the Philippines who put their all-in effort to produce our designs. Together we work on providing products that stand out and add value in making
a timeless fashion statement.
So put on our chic and timeless accessories and
create your own
We are excited to be part of some local and live events that may be for a cause, a fashion show,
or a fundraiser. We are passionate about the personal aspect of our business
as we get to meet, serve, and know our customers organically.
We have secret sales and specials at our events in Southern California.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get an inside scope of what we're doing
and where we will be showcasing our Collection.
We would love to meet you and help you style your scarves in person with our
ELEGANT and TIMELESS scarf accessories!