Explosive Ethical Jewelry: The Secret War in Laos from 1963-1974 left a legacy of 80 million unexploded bombs, known as UXO or unexploded ordnance. This jewelry was developed as a way to clear the land and "buy back the bombs." Learn about the Laotian artisans who make the jewelry and take action to recover their land. Just by wearing a peacebomb (aluminum bomb shrapnel) bracelet or necklace you support artisans livelihoods, raise awareness about the 'Secret War' in Laos during Vietnam and the efforts of NGOs advocating to ban the use of cluster munitions.
Article 22 on PBS Newshour: Make a difference this holiday season by shopping gifts that heal the world. DharmaCrafts has partnered with Article 22 Jewelry, Mines Advisory Group (MAG), and the Laotian craftspeople to create this exclusive collection of upcycled jewelry that not only expresses the highest aspirations of our hearts, but also contributes to the recovery and healing of the Laotian land and its people.