Viscera is an Oakland-based design house. We believe in owning fewer better things, we strive to create jewelry and apothecary that become a joyful part of your everyday. We're designers and creators first and draw inspiration from cities and the people in them who make them unique.
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We love all things design and small business. Our sister company, Viscera Studio, works with other small businesses to help them grow by creating strategy, branding + identity, photography, and retail design. Viscera Studio's goal is Visualizing Beautiful Ideas.
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Ari Takata-Vasquez founded Viscera and is the creative director behind the brand. Ari has a background in architecture and urban design and uses her wide-ranging design background to bring a new approach to jewelry and clothing.
Who Makes It?
That's a great question!
Last week, I was asked "how many of your products are made by women or people of color?" and, up until then I hadn't really given it much thought, but the answer is almost everything. This happened organically-- there wasn't some quota that we set up to ensure diverse suppliers, we didn't change our standards, but we looked in our own backyard, to our community, and saw there's a wealth of talent right here. This is what real representation looks like. So when you shop at Viscera, be proud to know that you are support our local economy, artists, makers, and crafts-people just by shopping here.