Article 22

Laos

ARTICLE22’s jewelry tells transformation stories of devastation to design. Artisans of Naphia, Laos, return to their bomb-littered village in 1974 upon the close of the Vietnam War to find bombs, both exploded and unexploded, and a crashed jet plane. The artisans work part time and earn at least five times the local hourly minimum wage, providing them with the disposable income for books, school, fuel, and medicine that their subsistence farming livelihoods cannot. Artisans are agents of change, healing their land, making it safe to grow crops.

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