COVEN by Sonia Kang is a jewelry line made for passionate individuals. We focuses on small-scale production, environmentally sustainable practices, and handcrafted quality that only comes with the attention of detail given with a small business. COVEN's jewelry and accessories are all made and designed locally in the designer's private Queen West studios and casting for the fine jewelry is done at a local family-owned casting company.
We believe that your jewelry is an investment that should be treasured throughout it's lifetime but it should not come at the cost of damaging the environment. Because of this COVEN focuses on using as much deadstock vintage chains as possible, ethically-mined gemstones, casting our pieces locally where there are laws and regulations in place for safe practices, buying and supporting local suppliers, and hiring locally to ensure fair wages. Find out about our COVEN Philosophy HERE.
Designer, Sonia Kang, is a juxtaposition of cultural contradictions: of Taiwanese ethnicity, born in Argentina, and raised in Canada. Artistic since childhood she has dabbled with drawing, fashion design, clay, book-binding, and painting before starting COVEN. She is completely self-taught and is pursuing an degree in Environmental Studies at York University. In summer of 2012, she interned for Canadian jewelry designer, Jenny Bird. In 2014, she was one of IKEA Canada's Sustainability Ambassador's. An avid avocate of food security, local economy, environmental issues and wildcraft you will often find her volunteering for organizations like Not Far From The Tree.
COVEN pieces were featured in Ellements Magazine, Auxillary Magazine and Blog, La Damme Magazine in the UK, W25 Magazine, Ottawa Fashion Week 2012 with INNA Clothing, Fashion Series, COCO Magazine, and sponsored Dystropolis at FAT 2013. In 2014, she was nominated for the Alternative People's Choice Awards for Top Jewelry Designer.