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Article 22 ‘Shine A Light’ Star Ornament
“Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world” – that’s the uplifting message behind Article 22’s star Christmas ornament. Article 22, the jewellery company named after the 22nd article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, uses the metal from unexploded landmines and melted-down shrapnel left behind in Laos during the Vietnam War. They transform the negative into a positive with their line of ethically created jewellery and ornaments.
HOW IS IT MADE?
- Created in Laos by local artisans who melt down the metal from war debris, including unexploded landmines, left behind after the Vietnam War.
- Proceeds are reinvested to continue to clear contaminated land. Your purchase contributes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos
- This purchase clears 3m2 of Laotian landscape
- Each piece gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development and community endeavors
- Article 22 pays local artisans at least 5 times the local minimum wage
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
- This ornament measures 4.5 cm diameter (tip to tip) and includes a silk cord that measures 15cm in length (makes the ornament drop 7.5cm when hanging)
- Each piece of Article 22 jewellery comes with a story card and a canvas drawstring bag, making it a perfect gift idea