Hi, I’m Kerry Clayton, founder and CEO of Trend Tonic. Since 2019, I’ve been making custom cork earrings to make ears happy. I’d love to create the perfect bespoke pair for you too but first, I’d love to tell you my story. Don’t worry I’ll make it brief!
I was born with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that causes daily pain. As someone that is constantly uncomfortable I wanted to create a range of earrings that offered mood boosting bright colours and patterns, whilst also being hypoallergenic and lightweight. (Find out more about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome here)
As a mother of two young children it’s important to me that everything I wear is functional, looks good and is zero fuss. I design shapes that flatter, are timeless and easy to wear for both the school run and rare nights out. I make sure everything is as affordable as possible as I know how tight money can be.
After months of research I chose and fell in love with cork leather. A lightweight, durable and sustainable alternative to plastic based faux and animal leather. Cork offers the wearer the robustness of animal leather with the fun colours of faux leather without any of the negative environmental effects. The backs are intentionally left blank to retain the eco credentials and they can also be used as essential oil diffusers!
Colour plays an important part in my life, I trained as a colour advisor which involved finding peoples dominant colour type and advising the most flattering shades. Due to this I truly believe wearing the right colours can have a dramatic improvement on your mood and overall appearance. Wearing your perfect colours as close to your face is best too so earrings are the ideal place to start! I have created a range of blog posts to help you find your dominant colour type and face shape to make choosing your cork earrings a breeze! Find them here
That’s enough about me, I love a chat though which you can see on the Absolutely Golden podcast and feel free to send me a message!
On to the best bit…SHOPPING!