Article 22, Laos
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Made from Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts and other aluminum scrap left in Laos, this beautiful Hope Bangle shares a piece of history redesigned with intention and a timely reminder to look ahead to brighter days.
In partnership with Legacies of War, the leading U.S.-based educational and advocacy organization working to address the impact of conflict in Laos during the Vietnam War-era, including removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO), this bracelet supports their mission to raise awareness about the history of the Vietnam War-era bombing of Laos, provide space for healing the wounds of war, and create greater hope for a future of peace.
This elegant and lightweight bangle enables the clean up of four square-meters of bomb-littered land in Laos, and the recycling of littered bombs turning them into beautiful jewelry.
Each piece gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors, and further de-mining efforts. Your purchase contributes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos.
This bracelet engraves "Hope" in Mandarin, Spanish , English, Tibetan, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese, German, Malya/Indonesian , Vietnamese, Korean, French, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Thai, Polish, Swedish/Norwigan, Lao, Hmong, Ukrainian, Lao Mien, Swahili
- Made from recycled bomb material
- 2.5” interior diameter
- This bangle does not need to be removed in water. Metal does not tarnish, rust or leave discoloration on skin and has been tested to determine that it is nickel free.
- Bangles can be worn constantly. With wear, each piece becomes uniquely yours and will acquire a polished patina from the natural oils of your skin.
- Each bracelet sold separately
- Featured in InStyle
Article 22 // Laos
Artisans of Naphia, Laos, 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.
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