Join The Movement! A Review of Pura Vida Bracelets

College friends Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman went on a 5-week graduation adventure to Costa Rica. They were soon addicted to the lifestyle and culture of the locals. They befriended Jorge and Joaquin, two of these locals who were selling colorful handmade bracelets on the streets. They asked them to make 400 bracelets and returned to their homes in California, placed bracelets in a local boutique and waited to see how well they'd sell. They quickly sold out.

Jorge and Joaquin went from selling a few bracelets a week to now over 20,000 a week. Their bracelets are now being sold in 2,500+ surf shops, boutiques, college book stores, and large chain stores around the world. The phrase “Pura Vida” (pu·ra vi·da) means “pure life” in Spanish. The pura vida lifestyle is embodied by the enjoyment of a life lived slowly, the celebration of good fortune, and the refusal to take anything for granted. It’s about being free and living life to the fullest; it’s an attitude. Each bracelet has a unique and different color combination so coming across someone with your exact bracelet will be a tough find. The hard work that goes into making each bracelet represents the dedication and respect for the beautiful land that we all live in.

Another one of the awesome benefits of supporting Pura Vida Bracelets is the charity donations that are provided through your purchase. Pura Vida donates profit to over 175 different charity and non-profit organizations! As a 1% For The Planet member, a portion of every purchase is donated to support environmental and human causes. You can support your favorite cause while helping provide full-time jobs to the Costa Rica artisans who craft these bracelets by hand.

My very first bracelet order was for Silver Karma Dark Grey and Midnight Thunder. Ordering was simple and fast on their creatively designed website. By creating an account, those who order bracelets also earn points towards future purchases. My initial order impressed me by enduring swimming, showering, cleaning and my hiking and photography adventures! I'm still amazed that they have not yet broken, faded or started to smell bad and I wear them daily! Of course, Pura Vida is awesome about replacing bracelets if they were to ever break plus free returns in you order one you don't like.

Pura Vida has also been good for me, by encouraging me to be more active and live the lifestyle of fun in the sun and living life fully.

Currently, I've purchased: Silver Karma Dark Grey, Midnight Thunder, Berry Cute, Anti-Domestic Violence Awareness, Forest Green Braided and Free The Sun : Solar Power Awareness. I also purchased Stomach Cancer Awareness as a gift for someone I care about who'd lost loved one.

I was approved as a rep in 2014. When my rep kit arrived, it contained: Hakuna Matata, Fun In The Sun, Grapevine, Changing Tides, and Arctic Chiller. I was proud to add them to my growing Pura Vida Bracelet collection.

Join The Movement

Every bracelet is 100% waterproof, wax-coated, adjustable from 2-5 inches in diameter (or smaller options for toddlers too) and includes an iron-coated copper "P" charm. Go surf, snowboard, or even take a shower with them on. Wearing your bracelets every day only enhances the natural look and feel. They are durable and yet soft to the touch. You can mix and match colors to your outfit or personality. They are great for gifts, sharing with friends or family. Pura Vida also has more than just bracelets. You can choose from anklets, beanies, iPhone cases, candles, hair ties, headbands, coin or festival bags and even a peacock keychain or pick up a gift card for someone.


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