Dirty Girls Compassion Bracelet

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Item details

Handmade

Material

Nylon

The Dirty Girls Compassion Bracelet is a colourful, ethically and sustainably made bracelet that empowers refugees and helps protect the environment at the same time.

The Dirty Girls Compassion Bracelet is one of the latest items in our 2019 collection of sustainable and ethical travel-themed products. The bracelet is made by our partner nonprofit, Dirty Girls of Lesvos Island, a Greek organization for refugee empowerment and environmental sustainability.

The issues this bracelet addresses:
1) The refugee crisis - According to UNHCR, 31,045 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece this year alone, more than one-third of the total refugee sea arrivals in Europe in 2018.
2) The 'Lifejacket Graveyard' - Hundreds of fake life jackets are discarded on the Greek island of Lesvos as the 'luckier' refugee boats arrive every day. The life jackets accumulate in the landfills on the 'Mountain of Misery' dubbed ‘the Lifejacket Graveyard'.

The solution this bracelet provides:
Refugees are paid a fair wage to clean and upcycle the lifejackets and transform them into travel bags and bracelets. Paths Crossing is thrilled to bring the bracelets to American travelers like you. A portion of the proceeds made from the sale of these bracelets will fund Dirty Girls and Paths Crossing's social programs (youth and refugee empowerment).

The purposes:
The bracelets support two beautiful causes (humanitarian and environmental) and they themselves are beautiful too. Whether you wear it to work or on your travels, it is a great conversation piece that would spark meaningful conversations. Each bracelet is also a survivor's story, a reminder of the power of solidarity and compassion and the one refugee whose life has changed for the better thanks to you. Use your purchasing power as a force for good today, and inaugurate your new year with a Dirty Girl Compassion Bracelet!

How much?
1 bracelet: US$10 (price for a sandwich and a coffee)
2 bracelets: US$19
3 bracelets: US$27
4 bracelets: US$34
5 bracelets: US$40

Heavy discounts can be offered to schools if ordered in bulk. Please message me for enquiry.

Care instructions:
This one-size bracelet has a short elastic band that allows extension. In order to prevent the elastic from breaking, please put it on and take it off gently.

Shipping & returns

Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–3 business days.
From United States
No returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Meet PathsCrossingTravel

Vincie Ho Lam

Vincie Ho Lam

West New York, New Jersey

We factor the environment into every business decision we make at Paths Crossing - it’s a part of our core mission - and online retail returns are incredibly harmful to the environment: Reverse logistics (or returns) generates 5 billion pounds of landfill waste per year in the U.S. In the return process, trucks burn roughly 1.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel, resulting in 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. In 2017, 11.3 percent of all purchases were returned, amounting to $380 billion-worth of goods.
We believe that the “shop online in excess because returns are free” culture is the real issue here. Let us all be smarter online shoppers - research before purchasing, avoid impulse buys, consume less and purchase mindfully.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (4)
  • Jessica Dusing Jan 7, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    I am a part of a Secret Santa with my graduating class that has been going on for years now, and the person that this was given to loves games and travel. So when I found your game, I knew this would be beyond perfect for her! This is what she said:

    "Awesome travel themed card game with prompts to meet fellow travelers or get to know peoples travel stories! Love love love it! It will be perfect for my trip to New Zealand this summer!!

    THANKS SECRET SANTA"

    Thank you so much for bringing joy to my SS this holiday season! Anyone reading this review, definitely get this game!!! :-)
    Jessica Dusing reviewed Paths Crossing Travel Card Game
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  • mary pat champeau Nov 15, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    My experience with this game has been excellent -- I would give it six stars if I could. It's the only game I've ever seen of its kind -- an easy to play, conversation-based game that leads to new information, stories and connection in such fun, cool ways. It's a must-have for those who travel or who have an avid traveller in their lives -- and so beautifully packaged, you'll be proud to give it as a gift.
    mary pat champeau reviewed Paths Crossing Travel Card Game
    Paths Crossing Travel Card Game
  • Dartanya B Jun 12, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful packaging and fun to play. Makes a great gift for travel enthusiasts.
    Dartanya B reviewed Paths Crossing Travel Card Game
    Paths Crossing Travel Card Game

PathsCrossingTravel made this item with help from

  • Dirty Girls of Lesvos Island, Greece
PathsCrossingTravel made this item with help from:
  • Dirty Girls of Lesvos Island, Greece