Virtuous Circle Ear Cuff by Article 22
This ear cuff is the definition of sustainable: environmentally, they are up-cycled 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 by side at homemade earthen kilns in their gardens.
Made from our signature transformed metal and finished with sterling silver, this ear cuff is effortlessly chic, super lightweight and comfortable to wear.
1.3cm Peacebomb Aluminum Donut
Sterling Silver Cups
Comes complete with ARTICLE22 Story Card and handwoven, reusable Cotton Pouch
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.