After 4 years in business, One Thing Lockets is now proudly a team of 4 local Moms with a mission to help fight physical and mental isolation everywhere. With our immense community support over the years, we’ve been honoured to open up our first retail shop in the New Westminster Quay! In our space, we hand-make our vegan, Swarovski, and non-allergenic vintage brass locket jewelry in house and we donate 10% of all sales to local (and worldwide) programs that help Mothers with Postpartum Depression. We offer online shopping always with pick up at the River Market and a Vancouver location as well! Our shop hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm at the moment!
I was inspired by a documentary to start One Thing lockets and set out to use jewelry as a way of getting people’s messages of empowerment, love, peace, and encouragement out in the world to see how valuable and similar we all are. Here’s how One Thing Lockets work: We ask people all over the world “What is ONE THING you bring to this world?” and puts their answers in our lockets for you to find! In this way, each locket we sell comes with a little message from someone else in the world, connecting you to the value in them! When you get your locket, your package will also have water resistant blank paper so you can write a message as well. You can write and wear the ONE THING that inspires/empowers/heals you and keep that reminder close in your locket. Or, you can gift a message of empowerment in the locket to help someone else. Each locket comes in a handmade glass test tube, like a message in a bottle!
Customers have used the lockets both as sentimental gifts (to teachers, bride’s maids, female colleagues) and as mental health aids, wearing a message that inspires them to get through difficult times. We have a strong presence in local stores and local markets from the Fraser Valley to the Lower Mainland to the Sunshine Coast. Our goal is to grow our business and community and bring attention to the isolation people face all over the world, while helping people know that they are both loved and not alone.