People have passed jewelry down across generations since time immemorial as a means to secure the heritage, wealth, values and the memories that heirloom and cultural pieces can provide.
When founder Ashley Alexis McFarlane’s Grandmother Doreen Salmon transitioned into the realm of the ancestors, after years of living with Sickle Cell disease, she passed down the few pieces of jewelry she had to her, her mother’s and her aunties.
“My grandmother was the oldest Canadian with Sickle Cell Disease. She is the reason I started making jewelry and why Omi Woods is centred around heirloom heritage pieces. Her last name means Shalom, or Peace. My work continues to bring me peace, understanding, and love for my family, Africa and her diaspora, as well as global peoples, histories and cultures."
- Ashley Alexis McFarlane
As a way to honour the legacy of her Grandmother Doreen Salmon, Omi Woods donates a portion of sales to a local non-profit organization, charity or global cause each year.
2019 - AllOneBlood
2020 - TBD