FOR THE OPTIMIST
Pointing forward without forgetting the past, the arrow is a universal symbol of courage and movement.
It is with this spirit that farmer-artisans in Laos began rebuilding their lives after the devastation of the Vietnam War, which left their land contaminated with 80 million unexploded bombs. Turning shrapnel and scrap into spoons, they inspired and lead a movement of reconciliation, transformation, and hope that is expressed through ARTICLE22 jewelry, worn and shared across the globe.
Each ARTICLE22 piece is a modern heirloom – an actual piece of history redesigned with intention – that inspires action toward our future, individually and collectively.
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.
$55 clears 3m2 of Laotian landscape
DESCRIPTION + SIZING
SML 2.4” / 6cm
STD 2.5”/ 6.4cm
LRG 2.6” / 6.7cm
XLG 3” / 7.6cm
For women, STD is our best selling size.
For men, LGE 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 if 3” or less
Choose STD if 3”
Choose LRG if 3.5”
Choose XLG if over 4”
Comes complete with ARTICLE22 Story Card and handwoven, reusable Cotton Pouch
Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB Al metal includes Vietnam War-era bombs, plane parts, military hardware, and other aluminum scraps.
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. Metal does not tarnish, rust or leave discoloration on the 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.