Original Story Bangle
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF
A virtuous circle, Vietnam War shrapnel and other debris is upcycled by fair trade artisans into modern heirlooms that help clear unexploded bombs from their land. Our bangle bracelets are pieces of history that tell a true story -“dropped and made in Laos”-and make a positive impact. Our ARTICLE22 Original Story Bangle... Our story... from the beginning.ELIZABETH SUDA - Founder and Creative Director
Each is engraved with our namesake, ARTICLE22, inspired by the 22nd article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states everyone’s right to social, economic, and cultural security and the free development of personality.
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.
$40 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 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. Metal does not tarnish, rust or leave discoloration on 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.