My name is Jessica Phan, the woman behind all things Hathorway, a sustainable fashion accessories brand that focuses on using natural materials. Today, I do everything from designing products, building the website, packing orders, managing social content, photographing the items and more. My background is in design with an emphasis on graphic design, so you’ll see a lot of my style comes from playing with basic geometric shapes.
On the side, I am an independent design consultant and advisor, helping various startups solve next-gen problems in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the past, I had the opportunity to design for many brands and companies like Samsung, SAP, JCPenney, and Sequoia Capital.
And with any free time left, I enjoy thrift shopping, discovering new coffee shops, and traveling the world.
WHAT EXACTLY IS HATHORWAY?
Based in Redwood City, California, Hathorway is a woman-owned, sustainable fashion accessories brand that gives back. It was founded in February 2018 as a brand to focus on quality, sustainability, and women empowerment.
As an advocate for sustainable and zero-waste fashion, all of the pieces are handcrafted with repurposed buffalo horns from her parent’s homeland in Vietnam. Hathorway uses buffalo horns as the primary material because it is a byproduct of waste, a chemical free process, an organic material, and a one-of-a-kind piece.
While all the horns are sourced and created in Vietnam, I design and assemble them myself to ensure the highest quality. And to encompass women empowerment, 10% of all profit is donated to organizations and initiatives that helps women through justice, science, education and other opportunities.
“Hathorway” is short for Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love and beauty, known for her iconic headdress made of cow horns. While the name is inspired by Egyptian culture, Hathorway is ultimately Asian traditions infused with West Coast visions.