Where does this store ship from?
Dallas, Texas, United States
What is this store's return and exchange policy?
Returns must be discussed via email and will depend on reason and condition of the item. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you accept orders placed outside of the US?
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How long will it take to receive my order?
Order will be processed and taken to local post office within 1 to 2 business days. Once shipped most domestic orders take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks.
Information about the Vibrant Beads from Africa
THE VIBRANT BEAD COMPANY
COLOR YOUR WORLD WITH AFRICAN ARTISAN JEWELRY
MADE FROM RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
10% OF PROCEEDS TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO NOT-FOR-PROFIT
ORGANIZATIONS IN AFRICA
Jewelry can often make a statement, but it very rarely makes a difference. The Vibrant Bead Company is set to change your perception of what is precious by introducing a line of spectacular beaded jewelry that is as fashion forward as it is environmentally and socially conscious. Hand rolled from recyclable materials, these beads are individually crafted by indigenous women living throughout the Central African region. The artistry and skill taken to create each bead makes every strand a masterpiece as well as a miracle of ingenuity.
Discarded magazines are the medium used by artisans to make the vivid necklaces (available in various lengths, bead sizes and colors). Strands take approximately nine hours to create; an exercise in patience for each labor intensive bead to be formed. The very nature of this process insures that no two beads, or necklaces, will ever be the same, thus making each finished creation a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Colorful and pleasing to the eye, these beads portray the vibrancy of life, in stark contrast to the squalid, impoverished and often war-ravaged living conditions of the women who make them. The Vibrant Bead Company was founded by Shanna Lee and Heath Bell in 2009 to share the work of these talented craftswomen, as well as help support their communities. In addition to a fair price undertaking, ten percent of company proceeds from the sale of Vibrant Beads will be distributed between registered not-for-profit organizations for community development programs within Africa.
“For countries where recycling as we know it is an afterthought, if considered at all,’’ says The Vibrant Bead Company co-founder Shanna Lee. “A progressive idea has emerged: don’t discard what you can redirect! In short, if you can’t recycle – RE USE!”
Unlike many African handcrafts, the bulk of materials used to create these beads come from recyclable materials. This sustainable and environmentally-friendly jewelry line offers a welcome alternative for those seeking responsible fashion choices.
“Given the amount of land strictly taken up by paper and paper by-product disposal (not to mention issues with re-milling), products like these are a responsible solution,” says company co-founder Heath Bell. “Not only does it decrease the associated environmental impact with waste of this type, it makes people aware that there are alternative and functional ways of dealing with it; not the least of which is to transform it into a completely NEW product. From our point of view, this is an ingenious preliminary step to tackling many of the problematic components that comprise a large part of day to day waste.”
Fidget’s Attic has been given the honor of helping vend the wares brought in by the Vibrant Beads Co. Fidget’s Attic is open to any and all questions about the Vibrant Beads products and asks that you send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org