Bracelets Beyond Fashion; Making a Difference
Did you know that there is evidence of bracelets worn by humans for over 40,000 years? No one truly knows how long bracelets have been around as Archaeologists continue to discover verifiably older findings. What is known is that they “have been worn by many ethnic groups for a variety of cultural reasons”(U.S. Antique Shows).
Many of my friends and family members wear jewelry for sentimental reasons. Personally, I wear these pictured bracelets all of the time and I generally start layering from there. This year, I’m absolutely interested in layering ‘for a cause’.
Why not wear an affordable bracelet that could make a huge difference in our environment or someone’s life?
So, I did a little digging and this is what I found…
Greater Good. Shop where it matters. Every purchase preserves at least one full acre of rainforest, protecting vital wildlife habitat.
Global Goods Partners “creates economic opportunity for women in some of the world’s poorest communities by providing access to the US market for the fair trade, handmade products they produce.” Bracelets for Change is the name of the super-cool bracelets in the featured photo.
Sunsar Maya’s mission is to provide “educational opportunities to better the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Nepal.”
Starfish Project “is an organization that cares for women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia.”
Pura Vida “bracelets provide full-time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica…give back to different causes all over the world. We are partnered with over 190 different charities and have donated more than $935,358 to date.” The donations are constantly increasing after every purchase!
Bead Relief. Bracelets for Non-Profits “donates 25% of gross revenue on each and every bracelet sale to the specific charity which the bracelet represents!”
Planet Love Life to marine conservation. These are made from 100% salvaged marine rope. Furthermore,”100% of the profits from the sales of our marine debris awareness products to pay for cleanup supplies, shipping costs, pollution awareness marketing, and the organization of future cleanup projects. ”
The 4Ocean Bracelet uses beads that “are made from recycled glass bottles & the cord is made from recycled plastic water bottles. Every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the Ocean.”
What are you waiting for? Go out there and represent all these amazing organizations in style –
Let’s make it fashionable to love our world!