We believe in the power of adornment; it magnifies what is innately valuable. However, the function of adornment has unconsciously changed, and instead of serving as a magnifier, it often becomes a coping mechanism for deeper things. This is the culture we are aiming to change.
When you wear an Apse product, it is our hope that you are reminded of who you are when all the lies you've encountered are silenced. We are handcrafting emblems of truth about your value, your power to overcome and the greatness on your life, so that you can approach the hard moments with victory. Our products are made with the intention to serve you, and we hope when you purchase Apse, you purchase with the pursuit to embrace your strength and spread the truth that is the deep love we all deserve.
Our passion to see our communities living in the knowledge that there are insanely good promises on their lives translates directly into our passion to see this world free from abuse and oppression. We have partnered with 3 pivotal non-profit organizations fighting for freedom, love and unity. With the mission to cultivate a new culture of adornment, we give you the power to choose which cause we donate 10% of all our profits to, and you can know you supported fighters and healers who are spreading worthiness across the globe.
We believe when we truly know the price on our own life, we will no longer put a price on any one else’s.
For more info on each non-profit click the buttons below to visit our causes page.
our pieces serve as symbols to constantly remind you of your adornedness, SO LIES DON't STAND A CHANCE.
As designers we are heavily inspired by architecture and its ability to shape our lives and relationships. We named Apse Adorn after the semi circular dome found at the end of all traditional cathedrals. Its considered to be the most sacred arena, where people can encounter profoundness and beauty.
However, unlike this traditional architectural form, we believe that this same profoundness is not limited to a stationary location or select few. We believe that this apse is within each and every one of us - we all carry with us an authority to liberate, a worthiness of real unwavering love, and a calling to unite and experience the freedom of genuine unity.
Likewise, our name is also an acronym, standing for ALL PEOPLE'S SHACKLES EXCHANGED. When we get the pleasure of making a piece for someone, we are initiating a powerful exchange. One where by giving you an adornment made with a story of truth, we are taking the shackles that lies can often put us in. Every single piece is made with a story in mind about love, freedom and unity in action.
When you physically wear truth, lies don't stand a chance.
We handcraft every one of our products, from beginning to end, in our humble Bellingham studio, and are committed to sourcing materials that are ethically and sustainably manufactured. All of our products' materials are sourced entirely from within the USA and we use recycled materials in a number of our products. We refuse to compromise the well being of craftspeople’s lives and are dedicated to ensuring our products give life, not take.
HAYLEY SHEA BOYD
Co-Founder / Creative Director / Lead Production
Hayley is the great idea machine of Apse. Her intuitive eye for art/design and her heart for fearlessness are a winning combination. Consistently fighting for love, Hayley is a true Heroine.
Likes: 1 on 1 conversations, early morning outdoor activities & fruit
Dislikes: Goat cheese, Daylight Savings & Clowns
Name Meaning: "Majestic Hero"
JAROD OWEN FAW
Co-Founder / Creative Director / Book-Keeping
Jarod's history in sculpture and cabinetry has given Apse Adorn a woodworking touch. Known for his constant humming and/or falsetto singing, he never makes the Apse studio a dull place to work.
Likes: playing music, a good stout & soccer
Dislikes: Paying bills, Being tickled & Sarcasm
Name Meaning: "Rose Warrior"
Shop Dog / Head of Security / Cheerleader
Bo (short for Rambo) was born in March of 2014. Half pit, quarter Lab and quarter Wolf, she was born to live every aspect of life to it's fullest.
Likes: long, long runs on the beach, chewing sticks & cookie dough
Dislikes: squirrels, men in uniform & spinach
Name Meaning: "to live"