Aster + Bay was founded by Erin Hammond in 2012 as an outlet to create self-care products while she studied western herbalism. Prior to that, Erin received her graduate degree in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh. It was during her study of architectural history in Scotland that she developed a love for traditional craft and the preservation of craft methods. Turning to a slightly different medium once back in the States, she began to investigate and study botany, plant folklore and herbal alchemy.
Aster + Bay is now run by Erin and her husband Glen from their studio in the Edgewood neighborhood of Atlanta. Everything is created in house, from formulating and designing products to packing and shipping.