This bracelet represents your commitment to be a better ally and friend to the black community and people of colour. To be a good friend means to stand up for one another and to speak up when you hear or see injustice. We created two bracelets' to honour and devote ourselves to being better humans now and forever -- to stand up and be loud against racism but also to take action, to educate ourselves and to give back.
100% of proceeds from these bracelet's will be donated to Bodi Batu which translates to ‘l'union fait la force’ which means, ‘Together we are stronger’ -- a charity providing financial support to a small orphanage in RD Congo as well as a women’s co-op, Centre d'Appuie à la Promotion Féminine d'Intenga (CEAPPROFEMI) to assist in obtaining equipment to support agricultural initiatives.
The Chez bracelet is made of sterling silver with five rhondonite gemstones which are said to be an emotional balancing stone that nurtures love and encourages the sisterhood/brotherhood of humanity. Stimulation and healing of the heart, it is thought to be a stone of protective power.
This partnership felt serendipitous when I stumbled upon and connected with the beautiful and talented Dawn of Chez Kwetu who creates Afro Bohemian Home Décor here in Ottawa. Not only is her positive energy contagious, but we seem to create alike in that some of our best idea's come to us in our dreams. Her newest collection Nouveau Départ (New Beginning) reflects beautiful pieces which speak to her upbringing surrounded by love, nostalgia, food and laughter in Kananga. Her textiles are outsourced from Africa, Mali and Kinshasa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. Her pieces use handmade components from artisans in Africa -- they tell a story which is reflective in Chez’s creative process. Together we can help to spread love and grow side by side. Our efforts hand in hand will provide financial support to small orphanages to ensure children have food on their table every month, necessities such as toiletries are provided, schooling becomes an option and eventually, infrastructure maintenance and renovations can be improved (bathrooms, art, decor, etc.)
If you'd like to learn more from the founders, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Chez’s work and story here: https://chezkwetu.com/
Please let us know your bracelet size in the notes section at checkout.
We are a small Canadian women-owned and operated team hustling to bring jewels to life in 2-4 weeks. Due to the handmade nature of our pieces, it may ship closer to 3-4 weeks. Get in touch to double check if you’re in a pinch!
Our collections are inspired by the beautiful people who support us and the many events in life worth celebrating. The sentiment behind our jewels remains the same piece to piece, our jewellery is memorable -- our pieces help tell your story whether that be a current mood via femme style or in the form of a classic heirloom.
We want our jewellery to be lived in and well-loved every day for years to come, that’s why we carefully source and lovingly handcraft pieces that are high quality gold-fill, sterling silver or solid gold. Our jewels are worry-free, tarnish-free + water resistant. So you can suds up, sleep soundly, break a sweat, and play hard while gallivanting in your Hailey Jane! MAD LOVE x
I found the bracelet very delicate and almost missed it in the package. Hopefully my granddaughter will like it but I would not recommend it for the price. The packaging seemed not to enhance the bracelet, almost not worth a nice box. As it is a gift that she chose, I will let her decide if it meets her expectations.