When I have the opportunity to tell you about unique pieces of jewelry that are perfect for travel—where a portion of the proceeds goes back to conservation projects in developing nations—it’s a win-win for me. And when that opportunity includes supporting the project of ecotourism bloggers I know and respect, even better. Meet Bracelets That Give Back handcrafted bracelets by Bret Love and Mary Gabbett of Green Global Travel.
Handcrafted Bracelets That Give Back: 10% of every purchase goes to fund conservation projects in developing nations.
The handcrafted bracelets come in three wildlife collections. The Safari Collection bracelets are inspired by a safari that Bret experienced in South Africa. The Marine Life Collection focuses on Bret and Mary’s love of scuba diving. And the Birdwatchers Collection is a tribute to Bret’s late grandmother who was an avid birdwatcher.
Each collection saves $10 off the cost of purchasing the bracelets individually. A collection consists of three bracelets, each with a silver wildlife charm that’s surrounded by 10mm designer-quality natural gemstone beads. The stretchy bands fit 6″ to 9″ wrists. Special sizing is available upon request.
Green Global Travel sent me the Marine Life Collection to try out: The dolphin family bracelet, sea turtle bracelet, and spotted ray bracelet. The colors are perfect to wear year-round but they’ll go especially well with my summer outfits. Wearing all three bracelets at once really makes a statement. But when I want to dress more casually, I’ll probably pair two of them together. In fact, I did just that on a short getaway to Grey Cliffs Ranch in Three Forks, Montana. And, since I like to be different, I’ll also pair one or two of the bracelets with a silver charm bracelet that I already own or perhaps a silver bangle bracelet I’ve enjoyed wearing since high school.
The Bracelets That Give Back collection will be fun to wear while traveling. They’re eye catching without being flashy while adding just enough pizzaz to dress up an outfit. And wearing them will remind me of my own travels on a South African safari, the enjoyment I get from swimming with stingrays and the time I watched hummingbirds attack a feeder on a trip to Ouray, Colorado.
The Green Global Travel Shop also includes a handpicked collection of gifts crafted by fair trade artisans and co-ops from around the world. Bret and Mary explain why purchasing fair trade items is so important, “By buying products from Fair Trade-certified exporters or buying directly from producers when we travel, we can ensure that local artists and craftsmen earn a fair wage for their work.”
And, once again, 10% of the profits from the Green Global Travel Shop will go to conservation projects in developing nations through Green Global Travel’s newly formed non-profit foundation.
Green Global Travel is offering 10% off all purchases to subscribers of the May 2016 My Itchy Travel Feet newsletter. Subscribe here! Be sure to check the “monthly” box.
Handcrafted bracelets that do good—I can’t think of a better reason to go shopping with Green Global Travel.
Green Global Travel provided the Marine Life Collection of handcrafted bracelets for my review. As always, the opinons are strictly my own.