🌎 R+D is eco friendly 3D printed jewelry and sustainable laser cut wall hangings. Our products are fun and affordable with something for absolutely anyone.
💜 R+D (est. 2017) is named after Rebekah and Doug (est. 2006). R+D is a business centered around digital fabrication using sustainable resources.
💍 Rebekah is the shop manager, designer, and printer. Kitsch, Please is our first and main brand; it is bold, colorful, and kitschy 3D printed jewelry at an accessible price point. Designs range from minimalist dangles and local landmarks, to cut outs of Beyonce; from her 'Single Ladies' video and flamingos that turn pink in direct sunlight.
👩💻 The biggest difference between R+D's jewelry making process and others is that a majority of the work is digital. Each piece is designed and then rendered in 3D before I print them, making adjustments to the design as needed. 🌱 Across our four printers, we only use PLA, a plant based polymer that is made from corn husks, sugarcane, or other plants. It means that all of our pieces can be composted. In a commercial facility, it will be fully broken down in about 6 months time.
🎋Our second line was introduced during the 2019 holiday season. Designed in NYC and made of bamboo, Hyggelig Ever After are laser cut ornaments and wall hangings featuring local landmarks. Painted or left plain, they will offer a cozy addition to any home and remind you of the places that have a hold on your heart.
🥳 From the outside, R+D is about having fun: We use a lot of puns in our product names and social media posts. We want people to be able to find something that is affordable and unique to give as a gift to brighten someone's day, add an accessory that makes them feel unstoppable, or be able to inspire someone to think differently about sustainability and manufacturing.
♻️ Behind the scenes, we're quite serious about our commitments: to getting the details right, to the environment, and to our community. We take time to carefully design and craft our products that make for pieces people want to wear and use forever. We opt for raw materials that are better for the environment and our customers. And we firmly believe in community over competition (we're apart of multiple local collectives and membership groups and even serve on the board of one of them).
🛍 We offer a $50.00 minimum order to make it easier for new wholesale accounts and smaller stores to be able to try our products. We can offer lower minimums in some cases, please contact us if this is something you are looking for (firstname.lastname@example.org). We aim to make all of our items affordable, both for wholesale buyers as well as for consumers. Our low minimum and being able to purchase multiple single items allow you to easily try lots of designs. Feel free to contact us for help choosing items.