What does Razimus Jewelry have in common with a goat farming, soap making, small town lifestyle enterprise? More than you may think!
You may have heard the name Beekman, of the Fabulous Beekman Boys reality show, and the Beekman 1802 Almanac magazine, website and online mercantile. Oh, and throw in a bestselling memoir and cookbook. Maybe you have even visited the Beekman 1802 store in Sharon Springs, NY.
RAZIMUS JEWELRY IS HONORED TO BE FEATURED IN THE NEWEST EDITION OF THE BEEKMAN 1802 ALMANAC!
Our EMME neck-to-wristwear design graces the pages of the sophisticated yet down to earth lifestyle magazine. This eco-friendly, versatile piece made of upcycled upholstery fabric can we worn as an accent necklace or a wrap bracelet. Not only is the Beekman image one of the “fastest growing lifestyle brands in the country”(source: Nasdaq), but we share in their philosophy and message of community and neighbors, hard work and following dreams.
The EMME shows up in the magazine's "Made in America Gift Guide". Full of unique domestic products, it embodies the support for American businesses which is yet another part of the philosophy we share. Made in America doesn’t just mean the obvious, and for us that is hand made and sustainable, but it also tells of the hard work, determination, dreams and community spirit that went into the product. We also share a message of spreading positivity and giving. Like the magazine coined a term called “GossUP” -- a spin on gossip, but spreading positive news instead -- we also wish to share the good. Razimus Jewelry honors that businesses have a responsibility to do good and make a positive impact on their community, like by giving back through our special “Gifts for Goods” designs.
HERE’S HOW WHAT BEGAN AS A HOBBY FARM IN A RURAL TOWN GREW INTO THE PHENOMENON THAT IT IS TODAY:
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge bought the historic Beekman 1802 farm in 2007 as an upstate weekend escape from the craziness of their NYC life. When both lost their jobs in the 2008 recession, they had to either make the farm profitable or lose it to foreclosure. Enter a nearby farmer and his herd of dairy goats, and Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge began the process of what started it all: soap and cheese making. Other neighbors taught them to farm, and combined with their professional skills, a website and mercantile were born. The men joined forces with other neighboring farmers and artisans to market their goods, and the entire village hosts seasonal festivals which now have a global audience. From there, the press caught onto the hard work and dedication of this farm and its village, which resulted in the reality show, The Fabulous Beekman Boys. As if their quaint story of transformation from big city dwellers to neighbor helping, hands-in-the-dirt working and goat soap making success weren’t impressive enough, the couple also went on to compete in and win CBS’s The Amazing Race. Which should not surprise anyone, given their drive to take a major life hurdle and not only clear it, but turn it into a bestselling brand.
Beekman 1802 has a message: “Cultivate a Better Life”
We at Razimus Jewelry believe that as well. We may not be farmers, but we support organic farming by purchasing organic fabrics when not reusing supplies. We embrace sustainable living, as seen with our vintage and upcycled fabrics, and truly care about where we source our materials. We believe in hard work; all of our products are hand made by a small team of women. We connect with the local businesses we work closely with, from the woman we source vintage garments from to other area artisans.