Why is Trailblazer so special?
At first glance, this bangle might just look like a regular bracelet, but with a closer look, you can see the words “Trailblazer” written on it. (ເສັ້ນທາງສະຫວ່າງ in Lao). All items from Article 22 are created with remanence of war. The bracelet you see here is made from shrapnel that was dropped in Laos during the Secret War. Created by local Lao artisans, Article 22 gives these villagers 5x more pay than the average income in Laos.
For each purchase made, Article 22 will donate up to 30% to help fund our mission. https://article22.com/collections/bracelets/products/trailblazer-bangle
However, “Trailblazer,’ isn’t just beautiful on the outside, it also represents something special in our hearts.
The “Trailblazer” bracelet was created as a partnership between Legacies of War and Article 22. Inspired by Legacies of War’s founder, Channapha Khamvongsa, Sera set off a mission that will forever honor Channapha’s story and courage for blazing the path for a UXO-free Laos.
“Trailblazer,” represents the courage of individuals who are the pioneers of their own life and inspire others along the way. Without Channapha’s initial steps in creating Legacies, our organization would not be here today.
After 15 years of impact towards Laos, Channapha passed on the touch to Sera Koulabdara, the current Executive Director of Legacies. This month marks her 1 year anniversary of leading Legacies towards a brighter future.
This collaboration between Legacies and Article 22 represents a power that each and every one of us holds. Whether you are a man or woman, each and every one of us has the power to have an impact on someone’s life.
Who is your inspiration? Who is your “Trailblazer?”
Take this moment to think of someone who inspires you. What has that person done to make him/her so admirable?
For us, “Trailblazer,” is not just a bracelet, but it is a link between the past, present and future. We all get our inspiration from individuals who made history or impacted our own lives. The present is the perfect time to start chipping away all those tasks in order to reach your goal. This will bring the outcome of a brighter future.