Original Story Bangle
Original Story Bangle
Original Story Bangle
Original Story Bangle

Original Story Bangle

Regular price
$40.00
Sale price
$40.00

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF

A virtuous circle, Vietnam War shrapnel and other debris is upcycled by fair trade artisans into modern heirlooms that help clear unexploded bombs from their land. Our bangle bracelets are pieces of history that tell a true story -“dropped and made in Laos”-and make a positive impact. Our ARTICLE22 Original Story Bangle... Our story... from the beginning.

ELIZABETH SUDA - Founder and Creative Director
New York native Elizabeth wanted to answer a simple question: “how and by whom are the goods we consume made?”
After two years in the Merchandising Department at Coach, she packed her bags and traveled to Laos. She was without a plan, but prepared. Upon arrival in Vientiane she began knocking on the doors of local women-based textile businesses. She was on a mission to understand how local, sustainable crafts made by women could be plugged into the global fashion market.
Recognizing that market linkage and design are major constraints on artisans, she founded ARTICLE 22 when she met artisans in a rural village melting US bombs into spoons. She was beguiled by her lack of awareness of the Secret War in Laos 1963-1974 which left a legacy of 80 million unexploded bombs.
She created the Peacebomb bracelet with the idea of buying back the bombs. Since, ARTICLE22 has developed into a global business with "doing good" at its core.

 

Each is engraved with our namesake, ARTICLE22, inspired by the 22nd article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states everyone’s rightto social, economic, and cultural security and the free development of personality.

 

https://youtu.be/ZjdMMiL2yQ4

 

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.

$40 clears 3m2 of Laotian landscape

 

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

  • SHIPPING

    FREE SHIPPING ON ALL U.S ORDERS OVER $150

    All items are distributed from our A22HQ in Brooklyn, NY where our team packages each item by hand, especially for you!

    How soon will I receive my order?
    We do our best to process all orders for shipment within 72 hours of receiving them—with the exception of weekends and holiday rush times. The arrival date will depend on the ship method selected at checkout.

    Do you ship Worldwide?
    Yes, we absolutely do! At the time of checkout, “real-time” shipping costs are able to be selected to give you the best price possible from our shipping partners.

    We offer :

    * USPS First Class Package (Includes Tracking - 6-10 business days)
    * USPS Priority Mail (Includes Tracking and Insurance – 1-3 business days)
    * USPS First Class International Package Service (Includes Tracking - 7-21 business days)
    * USPS Priority Mail International (Includes Tracking and Insurance - 6-10 business days)
    * DHL International EXPRESS WORLDWIDE (Includes Tracking, Insurance and EXPRESS DELIVERY)

    Note for International Shipping:
    Please be aware ARTICLE22 has no control over how countries choose to levy customs fees, duties or other taxes on incoming goods. Often, no charges are applied, but we never have a way of knowing in advance. We are not responsible for paying any fees levied and we cannot predict what the customs fees will be as we ship to over 50 countries worldwide and each country has its own set of individual policies. If you are not familiar with your country's importing policies and taxation practices, please check before ordering.

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    FAQ :

    I have not received any emails about my order, was it placed?
    Valid question! If you did not receive an Order Confirmation email shortly after placing your order, it is possible the order was not fully placed or that your email was entered incorrectly. Also, check your spam folder! Please reach out to us at service@article22.com if you did not receive your Order Confirmation and we’ll make sure it gets straightened out.

    I have a delay in delivery or is my order lost?
    Sorry to hear this! Let us help find out where your order is. Please email us at service@article22.com and we’ll help locate or replace your order. We want to make sure you receive your pieces as soon as possible so you can begin to wear and share with love!

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 reach out to 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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