A different take on our best selling Recycled Magazine Healing Hearts Bracelet, this stretch version is easy to put on! Brighten your day with the lively spirit and vivid colors of this elastic bracelet adorned with our signature wire heart.
For each bracelet purchased, we will use $0.50 towards childhood healthcare expenses in Kenya. By purchasing this beautiful piece, you are directly supporting artisans in two countries and keeping large amounts of discarded paper from the world's streets and landfills.
- Recycled paper beads, elastic, & metal
- Includes cotton jewelry pouch
- Approximately 2" diameter (5.1 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya
Acacia Creations has been making eco-friendly jewelry, gifts, and home accents at their fair-trade studio in Kenya since 2007. Since then, the tangible benefits of fair-trade are visible in the original group of artists who now have money in savings, have sent their children to school, and are moving into the middle class, one handmade item at a time.
Virginia, a single mother and star of the jewelry-making team, joined Acacia Creations in 2009. Before Acacia, she taught herself to make jewelry and sold her pieces at Nairobi's markets until post-election violence drove the tourists away. She came to work for Acacia, and was able to support her family, put her daughter Rachael through school, and secure a loan to move into a new home, leaving her abusive partner. Rachael is now at the top of her class, and Virginia trains many of the newer jewelry makers.
The mission of Acacia Creations has always been to improve lives in a long-lasting and sustainable way, creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to communities through education and healthcare initiatives. They work directly with hundreds of craftspeople in Nairobi, Kenya and across East Africa to improve their skills and product designs.
Now I really like this! It is unique & goes with everything. I have worn it a lot. I like the little bit of stretch in it making it easy to get on & off.
Lovely bracelet. I had the 'Hope' one and caught it on something metal and broke it, and this one is even nicer.
My mother has arthritis in her hands so it is difficult for her to put on many necklaces and bracelets. But since this stretches, it is easy for her to get in on and off. But it didn't come in a cotton pouch.