Some things that always are important to me are other people and the things they have been through or are going through, I know that many of you feel the same way, and when I got the opportunity to review and let all of you know about Pura Vida bracelets, I jumped at the chance. They have so many great causes that they support and one of the most important one was what caused them to start this company.
So, about 5 years ago two guys from San Diego went on a trip after college to Costa Rica, they loved the sunsets, the waves and soon they loved the people. They happened to come upon two others, two bracelet peddlers named Jorge and Joaquin. The custom handmade bracelets seemed to capture the essence of their journey.
When all of this happened Jorge and Joaquin were sleeping with their family in ONE room with three beds. When the two guys saw this, they asked them to make them 400 bracelets and they brought them home with them to San Diego.
When they got home those 400 bracelets sold out in a few days, they knew they were on to something. They held the ability to change people’s lives back in Costa Rica.
“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life”, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laidback lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying… it’s a lifestyle.
They sent me a great pack called The Yoga pack, it was a collaboration with Rachel Brathen, who is an internationally renowned yoga instructor. A portion of the proceeds from this particular pack goes to the Barn Cancer Foundation which works toward eradicating childhood cancer through care and support of children and their families.
These Pura Vida bracelets are so cool because they are like a pack of style, you can wear them all together, or one at a time, or you can pair them up anyway you would like. They are 100% waterproof and you can do anything in your life while you are wearing them.
I personally love that the bracelets are more muted beach like colors and with being from Southern California myself
Show off your wrist with style with this custom style pack! I love that they have a natural look and feel to bring them all together.
– 100% waterproof
– iron-coated copper “P” charm
– adjustable from 2-5 inches in diameter
These bracelets are beautiful, are sold for great causes and the selection of them is just tremendous. I was blown away by the selection available to purchase. From their website I think that this sums up the feel for Pura Vida:
“Founders Griffin and Paul partnered with Jorge and Joaquin in hopes of spreading the “pura vida” spirit with others. Today Jorge, Joaquin, and 100+ of their amigos hold full-time jobs thanks to Pura Vida Bracelets. When Jorge and Joaquin first met Griffin and Paul, they were only selling a few bracelets a week. Now the bracelets are worn by people around the world and serve as a tangible reminder to slow down and live in the moment.”
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