5 Reasons BRANDED Collective Jewelry is Unique
BRANDED Collective jewelry is near and dear to my heart because of the time I previously spent volunteering with them. Their jewelry truly shares a unique story! Here's five reasons why their jewelry is unique.
Each piece is handcrafted by survivors of trafficking
BRANDED Collective empowers survivors of trafficking through their partnership with End Slavery TN. BRANDED Collective provides job training and employment for survivors who are ready to re-enter the work force. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by a survivor in Nashville, TN. (Silver Bar Necklace on the Left)
Survivors stamp their initial on each piece of jewelry they make allowing customers to learn a bit about the survivor.
When customers purchase a piece of BRANDED Collective jewelry, they will see the initials of the survivor who made the piece stamped on the jewelry. The jewelry comes with a story card that allows customers to go online, find the matching initials, and read a bit about the survivor who crafted their jewelry. Customers are even able to send the survivors a message of hope. (Sterling silver bar earrings on the right)
Unique number to represent the fight against trafficking.
Many victims of human trafficking are BRANDED; their captors physically mark them with a number or symbol. The process is often violent: a forced tattoo, a burn or knife cut. The BRANDED Collective stands against this brutal practice. Each BRANDED item is stamped with an initial and a number. The initial belongs to the survivor who made your cuff. The number is your unique number in the Collective. You can register this number and send a Message of Hope to our survivors. (I am Enough cuff on the left)
Share the story & raise awareness
BRANDED Collective jewelry is a great opportunity to raise awareness of trafficking and share the stories of survivors. When I wear my BRANDED Collective jewelry and receive compliments, I always love informing people of the story behind the piece. (Brass layered necklace on the right)
Mixed + Textured Metals
I love BRANDED Collective's unique style of mixing metals and adding texture to their jewelry through hammering and other practices. (Textured Mix Metal Disc Earrings on the Left)