Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Couture with Pura Vida Bracelets & a Give-a-way!!





I love 'arm candy' and recently came across Pura Vida Bracelets and fell in love with them



Not only did I fall in love with the bracelets, but I fell in love with the story behind them as well...


Pura Vida (pu·ra vi·da) meaning pure life in Spanish) all started when two college friends, Griffin and Paul visited Costa Rica to celebrate their graduation. While there they crossed paths with two men, Jorge and Joaquin who were peddling bracelets on the street. The colorful bracelets were handmade in a simple way and seemed to capture the essence of their journey.  


When they first met Jorge and Joaquin they were living in a single room with 3 beds shared by several other family members. Seeing this, Paul and Griffin asked them if they would be willing to make 400 bracelets to take back to the states with them. Jorge was delighted to make such a sell, and the guys were thrilled to help them out, but to every ones good fortune the bracelets were a huge hit and quickly sold out, people were begging for more. Soon after returning to the states their friendship blossomed into a full-fledged business relationship.

(my pretty momma modeling the bracelets, she loves them too!)

 They realized these simple string bracelets were more than just an everyday bracelet, they were a movement! Jorge went from selling 2-5 bracelets a week to now over 20,000 a week!! It provided them with a home of their own to live comfortably in and provided 30 of their friends work as well.


  Pura Vida is more than just a saying, it's a lifestyle representing the simple things --every bracelet purchased today helps provide full time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica.



The bracelets are now being sold in 2,500+ surf shops, boutiques, college book stores, and a few large chain stores around the world. There are so many styles to choose from, each one being unique --it will be hard to find one just alike.




To learn more about Pura Vida and to view all of the bracelets available please visit:



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- GIVE-A-WAY - 

One lucky reader will win the Pura Vida Bracelet of their choice!

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18 comments:

  1. I love the Spring Dreaming Bracelet

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  2. I love the gold bar sea foam bracelet!!

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  3. I love the Gold Feather Peach bracelet. It's so cute!

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  4. I like the Platinum Silver one.

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  5. I like the Breast Cancer Braided

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  6. I like the gold infinity forest green

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  7. I love the black and white pack of bracelets!

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  8. I like the gold bar seaform bracelet a lot!

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  9. I love the Gold Cross Seafoam bracelet :)

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  10. I like the braided collection!

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  11. I love the Gold Feather White!

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  12. My fave is the Gold 3 Circle Forest Green. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  13. I like the Save The Dolphins Braided bracelet!

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  14. I love the Save the Dolphins.
    Laurie Emerson

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