We provide the tools necessary to build a relevant, aesthetically pleasing jewelry box, wardrobe and home while avoiding problematic production and consumption practises.

Follow us on social media, sign up for our newsletter or hire us for our Thrifting 101 service and learn how an empowering style is not mutually exclusive to questionable consumption cycles.

We want you to know that a sustainable lifestyle can occur outside of the imagery that is so often associated with, (hemp clothing, clay beads, the off-grid living etc.) While there is nothing wrong with these things, a personally stylized, fashion-forward aesthetic can co-exist with sustainable production and consumption cycles.

It is possible; it is accessible; and we are committed to showing you how. 

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As a child, I was in awe of the way my mother transformed materials from our family furniture store; sewing doll clothes and curtains, and effortlessly adapting clothing to match the latest trends.

It was in the gentle glow of the television that I learned the age-old art of crochet from my Grandma, her skilled hands guiding me in the delicate dance of knots and stitches, all to the background noise of 20/20’s Barbara Walters on late night television. These invaluable skills became engrained in me, and are symbols of resourcefulness and the legacy I proudly carry forward.

The name Knots and Pipes is a simple nod to both the design process and my roots in rural southwestern Ontario. “Knots” represents the sewing and leather knotting involved in my original necklace designs; skills gained from my mother and grandmother. “Pipes” is a nod to my extended family’s blue-collar roots; during my childhood, I was surrounded by an array of tools, raw metals and people who lived out the saying “necessity is the mother of invention.”

The K&P brand embodies this legacy. Since we began making jewelry in 2015, in a small apartment in Toronto’s west-end Junction, we have blended resourcefulness and ingenuity, first by fashioning industrial piping and intricate crocheted necklaces and now by designing and creating timeless gold vermeil modular jewelry. Our advocacy for sustainable design, second- hand consumerism (and slower living in general), stems from this legacy.

At K&P our commitment reaches far beyond our creative legacy. Our company is proudly female presenting and we stand hand in hand with women, forging connections that empower, provide fair wages, and cultivate purposeful work. We strive to create opportunities that not only nurture talent, but enable folks with family responsibilities to take part in the workforce.

Beyond our dedication to artisanal craftsmanship, our brand carries a wealth of knowledge and understanding. From formal schooling and a deep understanding of international relations, our curiosity extends to topics such as immigration migrant patterns, multiethnic violence and waste colonialism. We believe that this knowledge fuels our creativity and commitment to slow fashion, allowing us to engage with our audience in meaningful and enlightening ways. We stand proudly at the intersection of innovative design and ethical production.

By wearing our jewelry, utilizing our services or engaging in our content you are helping further the conversation around more sustainable consumption patterns. By supporting us, you join a movement that embraces the beauty of style, social impact, and the interwoven stories of women from all walks of life.

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Our commitment to slow fashion and slow living, in general, runs deep. We thoughtfully consider ethical production, the lifecycle of the product, fabric content and strive for landfill aversion. By repurposing materials, we breathe new life into discarded treasures, creating jewelry that is not only visually captivating but also environmentally conscious. We strive to minimize waste and make a positive impact on the world through our sustainable practices.

Our business, production and fulfillment practices are the antithesis of fast fashion.  Here is why:


The vast majority of our raw materials have been sourced from one of two locations;

  1. Estate sales and consignment stores. These pieces are either refurbished for re-sale as part of our vintage line OR taken apart and used in our contemporary collections. The chain link earring charm  is an example of this.

  2. International factories that have been vetted through social compliance audits.


Our jewelry boxes are produced using Forest Stewardship Council-Certified paper. Our jewelry boxes are durable and stunning. We love envisioning all the keepsakes that will be stored in them for years to come!


Our designs are intentional; crafted to ensure that your jewelry works overtime for you. We are seeking the maximum impact with the minimum consumption possible. Our Modular Capsule Collection was designed with a “less is more” approach. Made up of five core pieces and five interchangeable charms, your ability to customize the collection into two dozen configurations means you will have the perfect piece for every occasion.

Our vintage collection is sourced from estate sales and second-hand stores. In-studio we refurbish, reconstruct and redesign; breathing new life into material that has already been produced. No new fossil fuels emitted!


We are focused on slowing down consumerism. It may sound contradictory for a company that sells jewelry, but it’s true. We are advocates for all things slow living and are committed to proving that ethical consumption practises AND honing in on authentically fashion-forward personal style DO NOT have to be mutually exclusive.

Our ethically crafted jewelry goes hand-in-hand with the second-hand and vintage shopping tips we provide on our social channels. Our newly launched Thrifting 101 shopping service doubles down on these skills, transferring years of sourcing tips into a compact and concise course that includes personalized practical and hands-on components.

 Knots and Pipes is a certified Living Wage Employer in accordance with the Ontario Living Wage Network.  We're proud to be part of a community that prides itself in ethical working practices .


We believe that doing business the right way is the only way. We promise to operate with the utmost integrity and transparency, holding ourselves to the highest standards of eco-conscious and ethical behaviour. From the materials we use to the way we treat our employees, we are committed to doing what's right. Our promise is to always put the best interests of our customers, the planet, and our community first.


We are proud to be a primarily female-facing company and are dedicated to providing meaningful work opportunities and fair wages for all women within our network. 

We hire women for production support. These positions provide a living wage (as set out by the Ontario Living Wage Act) for women of all walks of life, including, but not limited to; newcomers to Canada, mothers on maternity leave, women seeking flexible employment and artisans looking to supplement their own practice. Our team members have the flexibility to choose their own hours, set their schedule and build beautiful jewelry, all the while tending to personal and family responsibilities. We really do believe that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” and for as long as we can, we want to ensure that the production of our jewelry contributes to the betterment of women in our community.

We uphold the highest standards of honesty, transparency, and ethical conduct in all aspects of our business. From sourcing materials, ensuring honest factory certifications and production, to the relationships we build, integrity guides our decision-making process. We take pride in being accountable for our actions, ensuring that our customers can trust the quality and origins of our jewelry. With us, you can shop with confidence, knowing that integrity is at the heart of our brand.


We continuously strive to push boundaries and challenge traditional norms. We’re dedicated to creatively exploring new techniques, materials, and designs that push the boundaries of sustainable fashion. By embracing innovation, we aim to inspire others and set a new standard for responsible and forward-thinking practices in the jewelry industry.

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