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Jeanine Taylor, Founder of Snooty JewelryABOUT THE DESIGNER
Snooty Jewelry owner and long-time vegan, Jeanine Taylor, is pursuing her dream of earning a living at something she loves to do: designing, creating, and selling her own line of jewelry.  Her simple, yet elegant, earrings, necklaces and bracelets in 14-karat gold, sterling silver, and 14k gold-filled, feature semi-precious and simulated gemstones, Swarovski crystals, and handmade ceramic and glass beads.  Prices are affordable, ranging from $5 to $25 for most sterling silver and 14k gold-filled designs, and $25 to $70 for most 14-karat gold creations.

The California-native moved to Massachusetts in 1996 to pursue her career as a manager at DIGITAL Semiconductor in Hudson, MA.  "It was great growing up right on the beach near Santa Cruz, but I love the distinctive seasons in New England and have made many close friends."  Jeanine adds, "It’s another one of the great things about being a vegetarian: wherever I go, it’s easy to make friends when you have vegetarianism in common.  I know I will go out of my way to support vegetarian causes and businesses, and have found my customers feel the same way about supporting my venture."

Vegetarian Jewelry:

WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Those who understand the connection between vegetarianism and jewelry often ask, "Why the name Snooty?"  "Many non-vegetarians believe that vegetarians think their healthy lifestyle makes them better than other people.  The word 'Snooty' is a tongue-in-cheek reference to this idea.  The word also fits the classic style of my designs.  The difference being their affordability.  I also like it because it’s a funny word, and one people remember."

VEGETARIANISM AS A METAPHOR
If you’re a vegetarian, you’ve probably read many ingredient labels and found the product would have been acceptable were it not for one or two ingredients that could easily have been replaced with a vegetarian one, or omitted all together.  "It’s really a shame when manufacturers exclude an entire segment of the population because they didn’t put a little more thought into their product." Jeanine says with a hint of frustration in her voice.

"Unfortunately, virtually all jewelry designers use some type of animal product such as pearls, shell, bone, silk, and/or leather in their designs.  The great thing about Snooty Jewelry is that like vegetarian food, everyone can enjoy it: meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.  Our customers can feel good knowing that not only is the single item they purchase cruelty-free, but they’re supporting a company that doesn’t use animal products in ANY of their merchandise."

BEYOND VEGETARIANISM
Although they provide beautiful jewelry that is free of animal products, Snooty Jewelry doesn’t stop there.  "We’re concerned for people, as well as the environment.  Our packaging contains no plastic, is 100% post-consumer waste (PCW) chlorine-free recycled paper, printed with soy-based ink.  A percentage of our profits go to non-profit organizations focusing on animal, human, and environmental welfare.  As we grow, full-time employees will receive one hour of paid time off to perform community service for every two hours the employee volunteers."  Jeanine’s parting comment was, "The purpose of Snooty Jewelry is not to make a ton of money and live in an ‘ivory’ tower.  To have purpose in my life, I need to give something back to the global community.  If Snooty Jewelry is successful, great; that will mean more opportunities to make a difference."

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