Sometimes the best and most appreciated holiday gifts are not the new ones flying off warehouse shelves. One green, upcycled gift that is sure to be treasured for years is a gift of jewelry from Cangles. These “fashionably green” baubles and bangles are made from recycled cans of favorite beverages.
Check out necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hair clips and more handmade from cans that once contained Dr. Pepper, Arizona Ice Tea, Coca Cola, Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Squirt, Snapple, and several popular beer and other alcoholic beverage cans.
Holiday specials include unique, one of a kind bracelets and hair clips. Vibrant colors, preserved and chosen specifically from the best features of each can lend each piece a rich, sparkly tone sure to entrance the recipient. Prices start at under $10 and all items are sure to ft into anyone’s modest budget. Free shipping is available for orders of $65 or more.
A Save the Earth collection is also available. Purchasing this licensed merchandise helps fund environmental research products, provides factual and educational information to the public about issues relating to the environment, and raises the level on environmental consciousness. Click here to visit the Save the Earth website to learn more about projects to help preserve the planet.
Cangles is a female owned American business based in Vassar, Michigan. Founded in 2009 after a family discussion involving the degeneration of once thriving local urban neighborhoods, the idea of creating bangles by recycling cans thrown away due to carelessness was born. The family was excited to actually do something that can positively impacts the environment.The bonus was that they would be creating an affordable fashion accessory: Fashionably Green jewelry. One goal met fairly soon was to employ people from the local community in need of jobs.
The name Cangles, combines the words "can" and "bangle." The fact that none of the business owners had a background in jewelry manufacturing did not deter them. With determination, a housewife, a retired AT&T problem-solving technical specialist, a court reporter, and a commercial tile layer certainly accomplished these goals.
Three and a half years the company has developed a process by which they could reliably and safely manufacture Cangles Fashionably Green jewelry. All made by hand, the company is extremely proud of the quality and finish of all of their products. Not satisfied with just offering bangles for women, buyers may now select 1/2-inch, 1-inch, or our brand-new 1 3/4" cuff bracelets in styles for men and women. Earrings, hair clips, and necklaces round out the upcycled jewelry creations.
Cangles had the honor of being asked to design four exclusive custom bracelets licensed by Save the Earth Foundation. Proceeds from those sales directly aid the Save the Earth Foundation in their environmental research and education efforts.
Remembering those in need is important to Cangles. From every item purchased, a portion is donated. The Food Bank Council of Michigan, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Cass River Pet Friendz are among the charities receiving funds from Cangles sales. All recycled aluminum can tabs are delivered to the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit, Michigan, in memory of Nicole Emily Briggs from Vassar, who lived her brief life from August 16, 1986 to March 12, 1990. In honor of the Cangles family members’ mother, Shirley Jean, they've designed three special Cangles "Cure" bracelets. From each bracelet purchased, $1 is donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
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