NEW "TRAILBLAZER" BANGLE - LEGACIES OF WAR COLLABORATION
NEW "TRAILBLAZER" BANGLE - LEGACIES OF WAR COLLABORATION
NEW "TRAILBLAZER" BANGLE - LEGACIES OF WAR COLLABORATION
NEW "TRAILBLAZER" BANGLE - LEGACIES OF WAR COLLABORATION
NEW "TRAILBLAZER" BANGLE - LEGACIES OF WAR COLLABORATION

NEW "TRAILBLAZER" BANGLE - LEGACIES OF WAR COLLABORATION

Regular price
$67.00
Sale price
$67.00

FROM OUR ARTIST + ACTIVIST COLLECTION

The Trailblazer Bangle is a tribute to leaders at all levels – from home to the Hill – who are taking risks and making personal sacrifices to be the change.

The Trailblazer Bangle pays homage to Legacies of War Founder Channapha Khamvongsa, whose work was acknowledged by President Obama in 2016, and Executive Director Sera Koulabdara, who continues to trailblaze for a safe and peaceful Laos today.

Legacies of War is one of our longest standing partners. This woman-founded and woman-led international team is the leading U.S.-based educational and advocacy organization working to address the impact of the Vietnam War-era secret bombing of Laos.  

Their work addresses three pillars: History. Healing. Hope.

Their small team has an outsized impact – successfully advocating for an exponential increase in U.S. government funding year over year for organizations in Laos to clear unexploded ordnance (UXO), assist survivors, and provide risk education. In 2020, Legacies helped secure the largest yearly U.S. government funding to date – $40 million.

One hundred percent of this funding goes to operators on the ground in Laos. Legacies does not receive any of the money and operates solely on the generosity of private donors and foundations.

20% of each Trailblazer Bangle sale helps Legacies of War achieve its mission.

Our wish is that every person who receives this special bangle gifts another Trailblazer Bangle to a trailblazer in her (or his) circle.

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The bangle is marked on the exterior with TRAILBLAZER in Channapha & Sera ‘s handwriting and the translation in Lao. Special thank you to the Koulabdara family for translation and writing design! Truly a team effort!

The interior tells the story of Laotian artisans who have transformed detonated shrapnel and other non-war scrap into modern artifacts, dropped + made in Laos. Each piece starts a conversation. 

Each piece gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors and further de-mining efforts. Additionally, your purchase contributes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos.

$67 clears 3m2 of Laotian landscape

 

BANGLE BUNDLES - Be sure to "NOTE" the sizes you wish to receive at checkout

 

3 Bangle Bundle $201 (5% off) = $191 

5 Bangle Bundle $335 (10% off) = $302

10 Bangle Bundle $670 (17% off) = $556

 

GIFT BOXES $6 each (1 Box = 1 Bangle)

 

DISCOVER OUR STORY AND IMPACT  



DESCRIPTION + SIZING

  • DESCRIPTION + SIZING

    Interior diameter:
    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.

SHIPPING

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RETURNS + EXCHANGES

  • RETURNS + EXCHANGES

    We are here to help. Email service@article22.com with any enquiry you have.

    All sale items, earrings, and custom engraved items are final sale
    All returns must be approved and items returned to A22HQ “as new” with all associated packaging.
    Returns for applicable products can be made within 30 days of purchase. Please email service@article22.com.

    Ensure your Order # is in the email heading and fill in the below to apply for a return with our team
    Name :
    Order Number :
    Item Name and Quantity :
    Return or Exchange Required :
    Reason for Return/Exchange :

    Custom Engraving : We encourage our customers to embrace and share their story in their own words. However, If you customized your order - custom engraved items are final sale. Please contact us at service@article22.com within 30 days of purchase if there is an error in your custom engraving.

    Please note : All product purchased from a third party must be returned to the location of purchase and will be subject to their return policy.


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