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Evelyn M. Brooks

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Owner, Designer

Evelyn Brooks Designs
497 Cameron Station Blvd.
Alexandria , Virginia 22304
United States

Company Description: Evelyn Brooks Designs was established in October 2004 by Evelyn and BryanBrooks. "After 9-11, on October 2, I was laid off from my job with the airline and moved...   more
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DC Designers: Evelyn ...
www.washingtonian.com, 29 Oct 2008 [cached]
DC Designers: Evelyn Brooks
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Photograph courtesy of Evelyn Brooks.
What: Jewelry—including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings—for men and women that combines Peruvian culture with modern design.
Who: Evelyn Brooks, 33, an Alexandria-based designer who grew up in Peru watching her father operate his jewelry business. She never thought she would follow in his footsteps, but now she's an award-winning designer.
Where to buy it: On her Web site, ebrooksdesigns.com, and at these area boutiques.
Turning point: Before considering jewelry design, Evelyn was a United Airlines ticket-sales agent in Mexico City for two years. In fact, on September 10, 2001, she was on the same plane, United Airlines Flight 93, that would be part of the next day's terrorist attacks. She spent September 11 working at an airport in Mexico where hundreds of people were left stranded. A month later, she was laid off and returned to Peru, where her father encouraged her to create her first designs.
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Evelyn Brooks Designs was established in October 2004 by Evelyn and Bryan Brooks.
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In 2007, only three years later, Evelyn left the travel industry to take on her biggest and most passionate business risk: Evelyn Brooks Designs. Growing up in a family of jewelry designers, manufactures and producers; Evelyn firmly believed in continuing to expand the business her parents launched 50 years ago in Peru and successfully developed over the years.
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Evelyn Brooks works with precious metals, natural gemstones and seeds from the Amazons such as Huayruro seeds, a symbol of good luck, happiness and fertility.
In just a few years the company has been fortunate to experience great expansion and continued growth, introducing new techniques, mixing textures and precious metals. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITMENT. The date was September 10, 2001, while on a United Airlines flight 93 to San Francisco, Evelyn had no idea that the exact airplane she was aboard would be the very subject of immense tragedy the next day. Working for an airline, bustling in and out of cities and countries was business as usual; but what happened the following day was anything but an experience that touched Evelyn for life. This happened to be the second time Evelyn has saved herself from a terrible accident. God gave Evelyn more than one opportunity to continue working in what she believes and is passionate for, her jewelry business can help communities in need and make a positive impact in the efforts of fighting global issues.
International award winner and ...
www.ebrooksdesigns.com, 22 Jan 2011 [cached]
International award winner and eco-friendly jewelry designer, Evelyn Brooks, is inspired by her Peruvian heritage, contemporary art and following the latest fashion trends. Evelyn continues her father's 50-year legacy of designing jewelry with her passion to create eco-friendly, innovative and modern designs.
Entrepreneur Spotlight on: Evelyn ...
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Entrepreneur Spotlight on: Evelyn Brooks, Founder of Evelyn Brooks Designs | Read More... Café Media - Entrepreneur Spotlight on: Evelyn Brooks, Founder of Evelyn Brooks Designs
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Entrepreneur Spotlight on: Evelyn Brooks, Founder of Evelyn Brooks Designs
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Evelyn Brooks started her jewelry business in 2004 and despite a difficult economy, has managed to create a contemporary brand that exudes passion and innovation. She spent three years honing her skills and perfecting the trade in her native Peru, before she returned to the United States to open Evelyn Brooks Designs. She has received numerous awards and honorable mentions, including most recently: 2010 Fashion Chamber of Commerce, 2010 Washington Life "Best of Peru," 2009 Entrepreneur on the Rise by Council Magazine, and 2007 Outstanding Artist Achievement Award by Empowered Women International. She was also the Exclusive Jewelry Designer for the 2010 Green Cup Polo, 2010 Wizards Girls Calendar, 2009 Coprodeli 20th Anniversary Limited Edition bracelet, and 2007-2008 Fashion Fights Poverty Fashion Show, to name a few.
Evelyn's designs are influenced by the rich Peruvian history and culture and are meant to "connect people, cultures, and communities, and represent opportunities to contribute to a sustainable world. Equally as important, Evelyn is committed to giving back and has partnered with several non-profit organizations to create exclusive pieces, donate 10-25% of her proceeds, and conducted classes to share her experiences and inspire young adults and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Despite a hectic schedule, Evelyn was gracious enough to spend some time with me this past week to shed a little light on her passion and life's work. Additional inquiries can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
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