Pura Vida Bracelets is a company based out of California that sells bracelets, hats, t-shirts, sunglasses and other accessories that go towards providing jobs for artisans in Costa Rica.
While the company now sells many items, they started by simply selling bracelets. Their philosophy for selling bracelets is as followed:
“Each bracelet has a unique and different color combination so coming across someone with your exact bracelet will be a tough find. The hard work that goes into making each bracelet represents the dedication and respect for the beautiful land that we all live in. Selecting your “Pura Vida” bracelet isn’t always a quick task. Local jewelers spend days, even weeks, creating specific bracelets to express their lifestyle. From vibrant colors to earth tones, Pura Vida Bracelets has any combination for you.”
Pura Vida does more than just provide jobs for artisans in Costa Rica, they try to support any cause that is important to them, making them a diverse and relatable company:
“Here at Pura Vida Bracelets we aim to do more than just provide jobs for artisans in Costa Rica. That is how the Charity Collection was born. The Charity Collection was created to give back to charities all over the world through the sale of individual charity bracelets. In 2013 we were able to donate over $140,000 to 190+ charity organizations and we’ve only grown since then. On top of that, we’re a 1% for the Planet Member donating back to over forty 1% for the Planet non-profit partners through our Enviro-Causes Charity Collection. From the protection of our ocean habitats to cancer research, we try to support as many causes and organizations as possible.”
Pura Vida is only continuing to grow and is becoming popular all over the United States. Pura Vida has reps on college campuses all across the country and their bracelets are sold in stores such as PacSun that can be found anywhere.
Bracelets can be bought on Pura Vida’s professional website.