At Bead the Change, we know that small, simple actions can be powerful catalysts for change. Many of us want to have a positive impact on the planet, but a brighter future can only be ours if we join together and take action. All our bracelets are made from recycled glass and plastic bottles. When you wear a Bead the Change charity bracelet, you share your passion for a better world while directly supporting the causes you care about most. Through this simple gesture, we can raise awareness about today’s most pressing environmental problems and offer much-needed assistance to the organizations that can solve them.
Spread the word. Start a movement. Save our planet. One bead, one bracelet, one action at a time.
Over 5 trillion pieces of ocean plastic are currently littering our oceans, threatening the health and well-being of sea life and humankind. By purchasing an Ocean Cleanup Bracelet, you directly support The Ocean Cleanup, an organization committed to saving the ocean through the cleanup and removal of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Over one thousand rhinos and tens of thousands of elephants are killed each year to feed demand for ivory and rhino horn, putting some species in danger of extinction in the next 10 years. Your purchase of the Protect the Elephants & Rhinos Bracelet directly supports the NRDC, an organization that is working to end the ivory trade and illegal poaching.
Over 663 million people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water. When you purchase a Water Relief Bracelet, you support the non-profit organization Drop in the Bucket, which builds wells for schools across Africa, bringing clean, healthy water to school-aged children who would not otherwise have access.
Climate change is endangering our planet and its inhabitants more and more each day. Extreme weather events, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and the destruction of irreplaceable coral and marine life are threatening life across the globe. When you purchase a Climate Change bracelet, you directly support The Carbon Fund, an organization that works to reduce the CO2 that is causing climate change.
Trees clean our air, filter our water, and are home to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Yet deforestation from fires, agricultural clear-cutting, unsustainable logging practices, and climate change pose serious threats to forests across the globe. By purchasing the Reforestation Bracelet, you support the non-profit organization One Tree Planted, which will plant 5 trees where they are needed most.
In short, ethical fashion works toward the social good of society. It takes into account the workers who make the clothing industry possible. This includes everyone from the farmers who grow the fabric to the garment workers who stitch the pieces together. These efforts go beyond the surface we see as consumers. Rather, social good is deeper than the public image. A brand must take care to ensure fair wages, maintain fair trade certifications, and provide healthy working conditions. The ethically responsible brand invests in its people as much as it does its product, if not more so.
Now, you never have to tuck your jewelry away because it needs a deep cleaning. You can keep your jewelry sparkling yourself using eco-friendly cleaning agents you probably already have around the house.
Here are a few cleaning options that don’t involve harsh chemicals.
PET and rPET reduce the amount of plastic circulating the planet, and it offers other advantages for manufacturers and consumers alike. What makes rPET readily recyclable is that it can be used again and again by washing and then re-melting it. In fact, about 1.5 billion pounds of PET containers and bottles are recovered in the U.S. annually, making it the most recycled plastic in the country. Just about all municipal recycling programs in Europe and North America accept PET plastic.