SAPPHIRE SNAKE EARRINGS
THIS BRAND SUPPORTS THESE CAUSES
AND HAS THESE VALUES
"The snake, the symbol of good as well as evil, of medicine as well as poison, reminds us to be aware of our powers - choose them well. " - Beatrix Ost
Snakes are the ultimate symbols of transformation, shedding their skin annually, replacing the old beautiful layer with a fresh, beautiful one.
- Material: Upcycled from shrapnel and debris
- Made in: Laos
- FREE SHIPPING over $75
For every piece of jewelry made, Article 22 partners with Mines Advisory Group in Laos to clear 3 square meters of bomb littered land. Article 22 also donates 10% back into the local community to aid in projects that range from micro-loans to providing electricity to further faciliate economic development.
About the Brand
Transforming weapons into ethical and sustainable jewelry, Article 22 has created a social enterprise in Laos that supports artisans by employing them to make beautiful up-cycled jewelry. Made by melting and recasting shrapnel from the 80 million unexploaded bombs, Article 22 creats wood and ash molds for their unqiue pieces.
Partnered with the Mines Advisory Group in Laos, at least 3 square meters of bomb littered land is cleared for every piece of jewelry made, leaving the land safer for citizens and allowing the land to be cleared for farming to promote trade and the economic stability of the area.
Lastly, ARTICLE 22 donates 10% to the Village Development Fund, which invests in income generating activities and the creation of sustainable businesses to bring economic success to the local communities.
Are they Local: Yes, local artisans in Laos.
Are they Fair Trade or Paid a living Wage: PAID 5x the local minimum wage.
Circularity: Jewelry is made from BOMBS that are repurposed into jewelry.
Cruelty Free: Y
Environmental Conscious Processing: Yes, small batch individually handmade.