Nepal Mission Bracelets

9.18.2012

What’s better than being fashionable? You guessed it: fashionable with a side of global awareness.

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One part trendy, two parts fair trade fashion.

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While Nepal Mission Bracelets have recently been spotted all over the hill, these one-of-a-kind creations do much more than simply add to your already-existing “arm party” (ahem, Man Repeller). By purchasing these beaded bracelets you are benefiting women in underdeveloped Nepalese communities; allowing them to earn up to seven times more income than the average Nepalese worker per day.*

Don’t you just love when humanitarian and fashion worlds collide? And no, we’re not talking to you: frumpy canvas “Recycling is Rad” blah blah whatever bag.

So now’s your chance to finally upgrade your faded friendship bracelet and toss out that music festival wristband you’ve been unhygienically rocking since summer, for this better and brighter alternative.

Wearing the trend:

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Try pairing these colorful, stackable bracelets with higher priced metal pieces such as a Michael Kors watch or David Yurman bracelets for a more casual, daytime look.

You can purchase these bad boys at Prairie Patches (821 Massachusetts st.) 3 for $30 or individually for $11.95.

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*In Nepal the average daily wage is $1. Through Fair Trade Fashion Designs, Women can make six to seven bracelets a day at $1 a piece, bringing six to seven times more income per day!

 

Sabrina Liedtke

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