When the fall hit we knew we need jewelry for you guys. Accessories are the best way to complete an outfit and really stand out. So we sent some our best buyers out around the internet looking for something that really stood out that we could be proud of. Luckily we found Half United.
In the same vein as TOMS, Half United is a giving company. They literally give half of their profits to fighting hunger in countries that need it. Each item provides a certain amount of meals, and is made from up-cycled bullets it war-torn countries. The idea behind giving food instead of other needs, is that they can alleviate the pressure from other giving companies, letting them concentrate on heavier infrastructure.
Here’s what they have to say about themselves on their website:
Carmin and Christian Black are the sibling founders of HALF UNITED, and the people behind the concept of using a recycled bullet casing to represent your fight against hunger.
Having started their business with only $200 these two turned a fledgling idea into a growing movement of men and women UNITING together to stop hunger in its tracks.
HALF UNITED has given over 115 thousands meals to children since 2010.
HALF UNITED proves that it is far better to give than to receive, donating HALF of the profits from every product sold directly towards fighting the global hunger epidemic!
In the summer of 09′ founders Carmin and Christian Black came up with the idea of using recycled bullet casings to create what has now become their iconic “Fighting Hunger Necklace.” “We wanted to create a simple yet bold item for our customers to wear which would display their fight against hunger, and remind them of the child’s life they’ve changed.” Says Christian. “We were sitting in my apartment and it hit us! Let’s string recycled bullet casings on chains and call them “Fighting Hunger Necklaces!” Says Carmin. Pretty quickly after this revelation their jewelry sales took off and the rest is history. Today these necklaces can be found nation wide in major department stores and in small boutiques as well. This little symbol is proving to be a big, powerful tool in fighting hunger world wide!
Here’s a selection of pieces we took some photos of, and if you want to see the rest of the collection, come on in and try them on!