"To have the experience of travel, trekking, giving back, of course I helped others but it was in the doing of this process that I helped myself. I had to get out of my comfort zone and get out of my own way."
Kulap Vilaysack is a child of refugees from Laos. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Eagan, Minnesota, she currently resides in Los Angeles . Her debut documentary Origin Story chronicles a road trip into her complicated past. Vilaysack is also the creator, showrunner and sometimes director of the comedy series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$. She served as co-executive producer of the NBC special, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy.” She is the founder and big sister to Laos Angeles, a community that advocates for the advancement of Laos and her diaspora in media and entertainment.
We were honored to be guests of MAG (Mines Advisory Group) - invited to celebrate Prince Harry's announcement that he will walk in his mother's footsteps toward a #landminefree2025. Princess Diana had made the problem of landmines a humanitarian issue. Harry commits to carry on this legacy advocating for the removal and eradication of landmines across the world.
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JOSE LUIS FETTOLINI:
ON SUSTAINABLE JEWELRY
Working between Barcelona and Bangkok, Jose Luis Fettolini has worked for nearly two decades in jewelry and fashion as a designer and creative director, and quickly turned his focus to sustainability in the industry after finding a lack of reliable data and readily-accessible information on the subject. He has since collected his extensive research and case studies into his new book “Sustainable Jewellery: Principles and Processes for Creating an Ethical Brand.”
Lindvall has been an ardent environmentalist for the entirety of her career, and her collaboration with ARTICLE22 marks the intersection between her work revolving sustainability and her life as a mother of two teenage boys, Dakota and Sebastian. Voted the"Best Dressed Environmentalist" in 2004 and 2005 by the Sustainable Style Foundation, she lets us peek into her life and home.
Skin cancer left a Z-shaped scar on her forehead. Embracing this personal horror, Beatrix turned it into beauty by tattooing it light purple. It was this concept of transformation that led us to create our first mantra bangles : "in your body is a good place to be." Beatrix has been an ARTICLE22 collaborator ever since. Born in Germany, she lives between New York and Charlottesville which she considers her main home today.