one of my favorite new sites, Hearts, is kicking off their 12 days of giveaways. you can enter now by clicking here.
the mission of their site is to change consumerism by creating opportunities to give back to communities and artisans. they not only employ struggling workers in 17 countries (and growing) but they also promote and practice sustainability.
my favorite piece is definitely this necklace made from recycled bomb material in the Laos. this piece definitely hits closer to home. during the Vietnam War, the United States army continuously bombed the country of Laos in an attempt to destroy any North Vietnamese Army. a third of these bombs did not detonate.
post-war, the country struggles to rebuild because these bombs will explode when the farmers attempt to cultivate their land.
check out their site for more amazing pieces and be sure to enter their sweepstakes!