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ORIGINAL STORY BANGLE

ORIGINAL STORY BANGLE

$38

 ARTICLE22 STORY BANGLE

 

 Our ARTICLE22 Story... from the beginning.

 

ELIZABETH SUDA - Founder and Creative Director
New York native Elizabeth wanted to answer a simple question: “how and by whom are the goods we consume made?”
After two years in the Merchandising Department at Coach, she packed her bags and traveled to Laos. She was without a plan, but prepared. Upon arrival in Vientiane she began knocking on the doors of local women-based textile businesses. She was on a mission to understand how local, sustainable crafts made by women could be plugged into the global fashion market.
Recognizing that market linkage and design are major constraints on artisans, she founded ARTICLE 22 when she met artisans in a rural village melting US bombs into spoons. She was beguiled by her lack of awareness of the Secret War in Laos 1963-1974 which left a legacy of 80 million unexploded bombs.
She created the Peacebomb bracelet with the idea of buying back the bombs. Since, ARTICLE22 has developed into a global business with "doing good" at its core.

 

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.

 

$38 clears 3m2 of Laotian landscape

 

DISCOVER OUR STORY

DISCOVER OUR IMPACT



DESCRIPTION + SIZING

DESCRIPTION + SIZING Interior diameter: SML 2.4” / 6.2cm, STD 2.5”/ 6.5cm, LRG 2.7” / 7.0cm, XLG 3.1” / 7.9cm. For women, STD is our best selling size. To determine your size, place your knuckles flat against a ruler, measure the width of your pointer knuckle to pinky knuckle. Choose SML or STD if 3” or less. Choose LRG if 3.5”. Choose XLG if 4”.  Comes complete with ARTICLE22 Story Post Card. Cello wrapped. Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB Al metal includes Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap. East meets West. Each PEACEBOMB Al piece is authentically handcrafted in Laos and finished in Vientiane or New York. PEACEBOMB Al 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.

SHIPPING

  • SHIPPING Shipping within the United States: Carrier Calculated Rates (includes Tracking) * USPS First Class Package * USPS Priority Mail * FREE SHIPPING FOR ALL ORDERS OVER $150 Shipping International: * USPS First Class International Package Service (No tracking - 7-21 business days) * Priority Mail International (Includes Tracking - 6-10 business days) Express Shipping: Please email service@article22.com for DHL/FEDEX express shipping rate.

RETURNS + EXCHANGES

  • RETURNS + EXCHANGES Regular priced pieces can be returned within 30 days for refund or exchange. All custom engraving and sale items are final. See SHIPPING+RETURNS for details.

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