Article 22 is a jewelry brand dedicated to producing handmade collections from modern artifacts. Their first collection, peaceBOMB, is comprised of jewelry made from Vietnam War era bombs. Laotian artisans repurpose the weapon fragments that pollute their lands into beautiful statements of peace. The proceeds from each peaceBOMB product sold go to demining the bomb littered land. To learn more about Article 22's work, and this collection in particular, watch the video below:
Connected in Hope is a scarf brand committed to empowering the Ethiopian women they work with to rise above poverty through sustainable income development. All proceeds from sales go to either providing income to the women or are invested in holistic programs (training, preschool/daycare, and healthcare) for the women and their families. The company operates under the principles and best practices established by the World Fair Trade Organization and the Fair Trade Federation. To learn more about the company's approach, click here.
Each bracelet from Pura Vida Bracelets is handmade by Costa Rican artisans, for whom the company seeks to provide sustainable, full-time work. Additionally, Pura Vida Bracelets strongly believes in giving back. They offer different bracelet collections to support various causes such as animal awareness, children's education, women's rights, veteran programs, and cancer research, among others. The company also donates 1% of all of their profits to The Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving beaches and oceans worldwide.
To learn more about the company's work, watch the interview below:
Hiptipico is both a brand and online boutique dedicated to raising up Guatemalan artisans while preserving Mayan culture and customs. By reinvesting their profits into women's cooperatives, family shops, and Mayan handicrafters, Hiptipico has been able to stimulate local economies through their work. The brand's practices revolve around five core values: fair wages, economic development, authenticity, empowerment, and sustainability.
Allie Gardner is a DC-based nonprofit professional working to eradicate human trafficking. She holds a Master's in Public Anthropology from American University.
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