Laos Dome Earrings by Article 22
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FOR THE SUSTAINABLE FASHIONISTA
"What a beautiful idea to turn something so negative into something positive" -Emma Watson
These earrings are the definition of sustainable: environmentally, they are upcycled from shrapnel and debris, culturally, they are made by fair trade Laotian artisans who developed this craft technique in the 1970s, and socially, men and women work side byside at homemade earthen kilns in their gardens.
Emma Watson wore these earrings and told the story of our jewelry on The Ellen Show as part of her Beauty and the Beast The Press Tour, promoting sustainable and ethical fashion brands.
3.6cm Peacebomb Aluminum Domes
Sterling Silver Ear Post and Ear Nuts
Comes complete with ARTICLE22 Story Card and handwoven, reusable Cotton Pouch
PEACEBOMB Al does not have to be removed in water. Metal does not tarnish and has been tested to determine that it is NICKEL FREE.
With wear, each piece becomes uniquely yours and will acquire a polished patina from the natural oils of your skin.
Inspired by a trip to Laos and learning about the Secret War, Elizabeth Suda, the founder of Article 22, was intrigued when she came across artisans who were melting US bomb metal to make spoons. After discovering that Laos still had 80 million undetonated bombs, Elizabeth had the idea to start a hand-crafted jewelry line that would transform old war shrapnel into modern jewelry. By purchasing Article 22 jewelry, you help clear land, pay artisan families at least five-fold of local minimum wage, and 10% of proceeds are donated to aid village development.
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.