About Us

Lunar Method is woman-run ethical luxury brand. We specialize in handmade accessories, we work with artisans in Mexico to bring to life our designs in Sterling Silver jewelry that is allergy free and made to last a lifetime. We uniquely combines cactus leather and handmade textiles from artisan in Mexico to create luxury accessories.

Our Story 

Karine and her husband Zack moved from California to Mexico City in early 2020, before the pandemic hit, looking for a change of environment. Both have entrepreneurial spirits and the pandemic gave them time to think through a new business idea. Karine has been passionate about environmental causes for many years and knew her new business venture had to reflect her values. Once restrictions lifted in Mexico they began to travel and explore the lesser knows areas of the country and realized the array of incredible resources that exist to create products that were alternative to cheap jewelry, leather, plastic, and commercially sourced cotton.
She began to sustainably source vegan cactus leather and collaborated with local artisans to source beautiful hand woven fabrics. The collaborations took many months to establish because Karine wanted to ensure a respectful relationship, which required trust and partnerships with artisans. None of this would be possible with Zack's support and encouragement. 
She advocates to elevate luxury to ethical standards. She works to bring together Mexican artisanship, quality vegan leather, and silver.


Message from the Founder

Welcome! I'm Karine, founder of Lunar Method. I run all aspects of Lunar Method from operations, to design, to marketing, to sourcing and establishing relationship with the artisans we work with. My partner Zack helps with the financial and strategic marketing aspects of our business. I was raised in Los Angeles by a Brazilian mom and Ecuadorian dad. Culture, travel, and design are some of the many parts of my life that defined who I am. To me, Lunar Method is the intersection of femininity, conscious living, and beauty.

Growing up in a low-income immigrant neighborhood, it was the support of the amazing women in my life who encouraged me to get an education, graduate from UC Berkeley, and start my own business. It's my purpose and passion to give back to underserved communities, especially creating opportunities for young girls and women who, I believe, can change the world.   

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at karine@lunarmethod.com. Thank you!