Freeoversea x Pura Vida Bracelets
You know we're big fans of travelling and good causes, so when we find a project that embraces both, it's like a dream come true! You also know how we believe that exploring the world is the best way to know yourself better and to bring the best ideas into life. This story is no exception and it is so inspiring that we decided to embrace it further and become brand ambassadors!
It all started in the summer of 2010, when two Southern California friends, Griffin and Paul, went on a college graduation trip to Costa Rica! While enjoying the rolling waves and watching the powerful sunset, these two friends crossed paths with Jorge and Joaquin, two bracelet artisans who were living in poverty, sleeping with their family in a single crammed room with three beds. After seeing this, the Southern California friends asked Jorge and Joaquin to make 400 bracelets to take home with them. They placed them in a bowl at a local boutique and within days the bracelets sold out - "It was more than just an ordinary friendship bracelet, it was a movement symbolizing the simple things in life."
Pura Vida (= Pure Life) represents the Costa Rican philosophy that encourages to slow down and appreciate the simple things in life, "it’s more than just a saying, it’s a lifestyle." Every bracelet is carefully handcrafted by artisans around the world, combining colours and creating styles that are as unique as the person wearing it. It all started with only two artisans, but today there are more than 200 artisans working on happy environments thanks to the support of Pura Vida costumers.
What we love the most about this project? Well, besides all the amazing colours and unique styles of each bracelet, we love their cause - since the beginning, the brand have partnered with over 174 different charities around the world and have donated more than $1,440,822 to causes they believe in! This is a real story that represents the power of connections, partnerships, people! You can find so many different styles in their products that the hard part is to choose really! We're already thinking about our next set of bracelets to wear during our summer trips!
Go to Pura Vida Bracelets website and start your journey today, wear your favourites every day as a reminder to appreciate the little things and live in the moment. Life should be happy, free and celebrated every single day! Use our code at checkout to get 20% discount: PATRICIAMIGUEL20
Keep it simple, keep it Pura Vida!