People have passed jewelry down through generations since time immemorial as a means to secure heritage, values, cultural beliefs, wealth, memories, and freedom.
When founder Ashley Alexis McFarlane’s Grandmother Doreen Salmon transitioned into the realm of the ancestors she passed down the few pieces of jewelry she had to her, her mother, and her aunties.
"My Grandmother is the reason I started making jewelry and why Omi Woods is centred around heirloom heritage pieces. Her name means shalom in Hebrew and sälam in Ethiopian-Semitic languages. It translates to peace primarily, but also harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare, and tranquility. I reflect on these things as I learn about the cultures and histories Omi Woods pieces are inspired by and the processes used to make our jewellery." - McFarlane
As a way to honour her legacy, Omi Woods has donated to a non-profit organization or charity each year since its inception. These include; AllOneBlood, 8 Billion Trees, Doctors Without Borders and The Ocean Cleanup. In 2023 Omi Woods began donating to One Tree Planted, and every year moving forward will work with the organization to plant one tree for every Omi Woods design you add to your collection.