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Do you like jewelry? How about the idea of supporting a company that gives back to causes all over the world, so far partnering with over 190 charities and donating over $900,000 since their inception in 2010?
If you answered yes, then let me introduce you to Pura Vida, and company that sells bracelets. I love the look of their jewelry; the casual style is perfect for wearing everyday. And really, how many opportunities do most of us have for really fancy accessories? Pura Vida is in fact located in Costa Rica. Two college friends traveled there as a graduation trip. They met two bracelet-making artisans, who they asked to make 400 bracelets for the grads to take back to America and sell. The bracelets sold out quickly, and the rest is history!
“Pura Vida” means “pure life” in Spanish. It’s a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages an appreciation of life’s simple treasures — slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laid-back lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means living life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying, it’s a lifestyle.
You can join Pura Vida’s monthly club, where they will send you three bracelets each month. The cost is under $15, and shipping is free! The club can be stopped anytime with no minimum obligation. What a great, fun gift for a college student or a friend! I know when I was in college I would really have enjoyed receiving this little treat each month.
Or, shop their entire collection. I have to say that it’s refreshing to see products that look well-made, and that are so reasonably-priced as well. Makes me want to go shopping …
You won’t just find bracelets, either. I loved this Strawberry Fields Pouch — has quite a Peruvian flair. And I notice that it comes with a complimentary bracelet inside!
There are various bracelets that they offer that support specific charities. Check those out here. There is a really wide range, from Save the Dolphins to Anxiety Awareness to Colon Cancer to Birds to … you get the idea.
Although Pura Vida’s prices are excellent, you can save 10% more off your first purchase with code PVSAVE10. All US orders ship FREE, and worldwide shipping is free on orders over $25. Like I said — there are some great deals to be had here.
Today, these bracelets are worn by millions of people around the world and Pura Vida Bracelets provides full-times jobs, in positive working environments, to 150+ artisans across the globe. The bracelets continue to serve as a tangible reminder to slow down and live in the moment.
Have you ever purchased bracelets or accessories from Pura Vida? What are some of your favorites among their offerings?