Mayamiko is bringing you a selection of jewelery from ARTICLE22 - an organisation on a mission to transform negative into positive. Each piece of jewelry is a modern heirloom – a piece of history upcycled from Vietnam War shrapnel and scrap by artisans in Laos. Proceeds from the collection clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs there.
"The snake, the symbol of good as well as evil, of medicine as well as poison, reminds us to be aware of our powers - choose them well." - Beatrix Ost
Snakes are the ultimate symbols of transformation, shedding their skin annually, replacing the old beautiful layer with a fresh, beautiful one.
The snakes are a statement pieces that pair well with the Ear Cuff for a contemporary and stylish look.
One pair of earrings clears 14m2 of Laotian landscape
Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – PEACEBOMB Al metal includes Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap
DESCRIPTION + SIZING
3.3cm Peacebomb Aluminum Snakes - High Polished.
Sterling Silver Ear Posts and Ear Nuts
Comes complete with ARTICLE22 Story Card and handwoven, reusable Cotton Pouch
These earrings are the definition of sustainable: environmentally, they are up-cycled from shrapnel and debris, culturally, they are made by fair trade Laotian artisans who developed this craft technique in the 1970s, and socially, men and women work side by side at homemade earthen kilns in their gardens.
Made from our signature transformed metal and finished with sterling silver, this ear cuff is effortlessly chic, super lightweight and comfortable to wear.
This universal symbol is also ARTICLE22’s model : the more Peacebomb Jewelry that is worn and shared, the more awareness and funds are raised for MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to clear the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos, the more shrapnel for Laotian artisans to transform into designs that develop their craft and enterprise. Each part of this sustainable supply chain is powered by agents of change, from artisans to deminers to fashion buyers. It is a movement of reconciliation, transformation, and hope that is expressed through ARTICLE22 jewelry, worn and shared across the globe.
Each piece gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors and further de-mining efforts.
Your purchase contributes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos.
Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB Al metal includes Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap.
East meets West. Each PEACEBOMB Al piece is authentically handcrafted in Laos and finished in Vientiane or New York.
PEACEBOMB Al does not have to be removed in water. Metal does not tarnish and has been tested to determine that it is NICKEL FREE.
With wear, each piece becomes uniquely yours and will acquire a polished patina from the natural oils of your skin.
Women's sizing at Mayamiko is in line with UK standard sizing. When in doubt or if in between sizes, we recommend going one size up, as the fabric is not stretchy and the fit is snug. You are also welcome to contact us for individual product queries, and we'll do our best to help!
Women's Dual Sizing Chart
Women's t-shirt sizing
|Length (from side neck point)||66cm||68cm||70cm|
Women's lounge shorts
With a a drawstring fastening to the front and an elasticated back waist are shorts are fully adjustable. Below is a guide only.
Men's t-shirt sizing
(from side neck point)