I am still floored by the famine in Kenya. But until I can find more products that benefit the famine relief like Thread4Thread’s, let’s talk about these sweet little summer bracelets for SurfAid International.
SurfAid focuses on community-based health programs for people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing. They work on education in nutrition, hygiene, healthy environments and disease prevention – including mosquito net distribution – and have delivered five emergency response programs following major disasters, including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the October 2010 Mentawai tsunami.
It looks like the $5 bracelets, which are handmade by PureVida artisans and are obviously waterproof (surfer-friendly), are all the rage in California. I can’t find them in any of my favorite shops in NY, NJ or MA, but they do carry them at the christina ltd in Watch Hill, which seems to be a boho, surfer, and preppy clothier. I just might have to drive down there for an afternoon, and show off my new bracelet while having a drink on the verandah at The Ocean House afterwards too.
Speaking of cool ocean-front hotels, perhaps the Surf Lodge in Montauk should pick up these bracelets too. Have you seen that place? Amazing.