Born and raised on Spain’s Balearic Islands, Bex Manners started her fashion career as a stylist’s assistant in New York working for publications such as French Vogue & W Magazine. She taught herself to make jewellery following a desire to be able to fulfil the requests from the stylists she worked for to source pieces of jewellery that she was unable to find or felt did not currently exist in the market. It was here the idea of a jewellery label was born. Bex then moved back to London to launch Bex Rox in 2009.
Bex Rox has collaborated with numerous brands, including milliner to the royals Jess Collett, sunglasses designer Prism, the iconic multi-brand boutique Browns Focus, and has created exclusive collections for Whistles and Selfridges.
Bex has combined her love of other cultures with her desire to keep traditional techniques alive through her work with local communities and charities across the world. After designing a collection for the ethical and fair trade jeweller Made, Bex also created limited edition pieces for the community development and wildlife conservation charity Tusk Trust.
Most recently Bex’s philanthropic passions led her to Nairobi, Kenya, to learn about the Maasai tribe culture. It was from here that she spent two weeks collaborating with Crea Africa, and the tribe, to create a luxury collection of hand-crafted jewellery. The resulting collections prove that you can be ethical and supportive of other cultures without going into mass production, and without compromising on quality.