Be Good Bangle

$ 40.00 

  • Be Good Bangle
  • Be Good Bangle
  • Be Good Bangle
  • Be Good Bangle

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Product Details
  • Every so often we find a non-USA, handmade product with a story we feel compelled to share. As our first handmade, humanitarian focused maker, Article22's story brought tears to our eyes. We are proud to showcase their jewelry which is handcrafted in Laos from Vietnam War shrapnel left behind during America's 'Secret War'. Please read full story below, and know by purchasing Article22 you are helping to clear bomb littered land.
  • The Be Good Bangle is a special partnership between Rebecca Rusch and Article22, see below for complete details.
  • Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum from Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap
  • Measurements (Interior diameter): Small: 2.4" | Standard 2.5” | Large 2.6"
  • To determine your size, place your knuckles flat against a ruler, measure the width of your pointer knuckle to pinky knuckle. Choose Small if 3” or less |  Standard if 3" | Large if 3.5”
  • Care: does not have to be removed in water. Bangles can be worn constantly. Metal does not tarnish. With wear, each piece becomes uniquely yours and may acquire a polished patina from the natural oils of your skin.
  • Handcrafted in Laos and finished in Vientiane or New York 

  • Maker's Story
    Article22
    Ban Naphia, Laos
    Founded in 2010
    Through jewelry Article22 takes a negative and transforms it into a positive.  Handcrafted from Vietnam War shrapnel left behind during America’s “Secret War” in Laos each piece helps clear at least 3 square meters of bomb littered land.   Together Laos artisans craft each piece utilizing traditional methods like earthen kilns to melt the metal and wood and ash molds to form the jewelry. Transforming the weapons into jewelry helps to preserve local craft, clear unexploded ordnances, and most importantly make the land safe again for the people of Laos.

    Be Good Bangle, a collaboration between Rebecca Rusch and Article22
    In 2017, Rebecca Rusch releases documentary entitled "Blood Road", which follows her emotional journey as she pedals 1200 miles of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of the site where her father a US Air Force Piolot, crashed duringt he Vietnam War. In his last letter home, Captain Rusch had one instruction for his daughters: Be Good.  His words are etched in his handwriting. They are the galvanizing force propelling Rebecca to engage in the recovery and healing in Laos. The Lao Translation is written in Rebecca's handwriting bonding the message and the two cultures. Rebecca has teamed up with Article22 and is on a mission to raise awareness and funds for MAG to clear some of the 800 million unexploded bombs in Laos.

    Photos & Video: Article22 | Text: Independent Goods

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