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#SustainableSunday with Earth Bands...

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Have you ever visited somewhere that is just so rad that you wish you could take it home with you?  If so, you're totally not alone.  It was with this sentiment that Earth Bands was born.  A couple of siblings and their friend loved their hometown of Mt. Shasta, California, they got the idea to make beads with sand from the beach, put those beads on handmade bracelets, and share them with friends and family.  When demand quickly exceeded their expectations, they branched out to other beaches, towns, and even colleges.  Then, they started teaming up with athletes and charitable workers who have been able to create beads with earth from their favourite places.  

Every bracelet is handmade in the US using natural hemp, recycled paper tags with soy-based inks, and beads that were created with natural earth.  The founders selected three charities to support: Rainforest Action Network, Protect Our Winters Charity, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and they donate $1 from each sale to one of these three non-profits (you get to select the charity you'd prefer when you purchase).  

Earth Bands are extra fun, because there is a certain level of customization with each one.  You cal select the location that you like, which gives you a specific bead, but then you can play around with different colours to get the perfect Earth Band for you!  

I've been wearing my Earth Bands (Huntington Beach, Ella Williams (surfer), and Water Man (from the pro collection)) for a while now and thought that I'd use a couple of other Earth Bands to make a bit of a personal announcement: 

After 2 years of living in and trying to get out of Vegas, I will be moving to the Denver area to start a new life.  I'll write more about the reasons behind the move in another post, but suffice it to say that I felt right at home on a recent house-hunting excursion to Colorado in my Colorado Earth Band!  

Have you heard of Earth Bands before today?  Which one captures your heart? 

What's sustainable about this outfit? 

: the bracelets are handmade in the US
: the earrings are handmade and fair trade
: the tee is organic cotton and supports ocean preservation initiatives
 : the ring is sustainably handmade


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