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New Bench jewelry store brings together sustainability and a mission

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In 2014, Boisean Lindsey Antram started Grey Jays as a hobby. For years, she made and sold jewelry made from repurposed materials online to customers worldwide.

This year, she and her business partner, Mike Lambuth, opened a storefront on the Boise Bench.

“For a long time, we’ve enjoyed a customer base all over the country and world, but we really wanted to grow our brand locally in the place we grew up,” Antram said.

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Sustainable products

Grey Jays Jewelry in Boise
Grey Jays Jewelry in Boise. Photo credit Peter Lovera.

Grey Jays’ jewelry is made from repurposed materials such as single-use plastics, metal scrap and other materials.

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Each piece is unique and made with minimal waste.

“Aside from the jewelry we create, our emphasis is carrying products made by Black, Indigenous and People of Color and LGBTQ+ makers as we feel these products are drastically underrepresented in the community at this time.”

Along with jewelry, Grey jays also carries home goods and coffee.

Grey Jays’ mission

“Grey Jays is as much about creating jewelry as it is about being an active participant in social justice.”

Along with being able to purchase products, Grey Jays site has a blog.

“Our hope is that our jewelry serves as a conversation starter for climate justice and racial justice.”

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Grey Jays also brings awareness to these topics on its social media pages.

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Gray Jays also carries Café Mam Organic Coffee out of Eugene, Oregon.

“The beans they purchase are all grown by the the Mam People, a subgroup of the Maya Nation,” Antram said.

They have four different roasts and recently rolled out a coffee subscription program for Boise customers which includes free delivery weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

“The farms are all cooperatives meaning that the farmers all own a portion of the farm they work on.”

The store is open Friday from 11-6pm and Saturday – Sunday from 10-3pm. For more information on Grey Jays or to sign up for coffee delivery, click here.

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