Our Story!

 

 

Hello! My name’s Sarah Smyth (A.K.A head gal here at Raw & Rebellious). I started R&R out of my college apartment back in 2016 as a creative way to earn some extra cash. However, with outpouring love and support from my family and friends, what started as a side hustle soon exploded into a full time job & community better known as “Raw & Rebellious.”

A few words about me and where my life began. I grew up in Madison, AL with two loving, world traveling parents and my baby brother, Ethan. I am incredibly thankful for my family for many reasons, and attribute much of my success to their support.  I graduated from Auburn University in 2017 with a double major in Rehab and Disability Studies & Spanish, with hopes at becoming a bilingual Occupational Therapist. Of course, nothing every goes to plan, and after graduating and backpacking for a summer, I decided to pursue Raw & Rebellious full time.

I settled in Atlanta for a few years after college, until recently, when I made the leap to Denver, CO. I’ve truly found a home in the mountains, and feel very at peace where I am. As of September 20th, I’m 27, but still a teenie bopper at heart. I’m a Virgo baby, an extrovert with a touch of introversion, and a 7 on the enneagram. When I’m not working, I love doing things outdoors, traveling, reading, chasing sunrises and sunsets, spending time with people I love, and occasionally drinking too much tequila.

Since launching my business, I have been fortunate to find myself amongst an amazing network of women. I soon realized I had a unique opportunity to incorporate my love for all things fashion, philanthropy, and travel into something that is bigger than just a jewelry company. I’ve always been a big dreamer; I want R&R to be a brand, and experience, and a way of life that people truly believe in. As I grow older, change, learn, and experience life, I want the brand to evolve with me. Although I have no “business plan” or any clue where we’ll be 5 years from now, I hope to continue to spend my days creating & building things I’m passionate about.

We design & hand make each individual piece in Atlanta, Georgia, with the intention of a brand that embraces everyone, regardless of shape, size, color, and chromosome. It takes a village, and we have an incredible team of R&R ladies that I have the privilege to work along side and constantly learn from. R&R wouldn’t be where it is today without them, or without our amazing community. So thank you SO MUCH for the outpouring of love and support. We get to do what we love each day because of each of YOU, and for that, we are endlessly grateful. We can’t wait to continue this journey together!

 

xo, Sarah Smyth