In honor of Pride Month, Same Sky, a jewelry brand founded on the vision of supporting female empowerment, has partnered with the Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis and suicide prevention services for the LGBTQ community. Together they created the Pride Impact Bracelet. Twenty percent of the proceeds from every sale goes toward the Trevor Project’s mission, with the remaining 80 percent reinvested in Same Sky’s Artisan Program.
Same Sky was launched in 2008 by philanthropist Francine LeFrak as a trade initiative with the purpose of providing Rwandan women a way of earning a living. Same Sky has helped genocide survivors, victims of rape, and HIV-positive women earn 15 to 20 times the average wage in Rwanda and has created a better living for hundreds of women. The handcrafted jewelry is sold mostly online, but can also be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney’s and Bergdorf Goodman.
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“Collaborating with the Trevor Project for the Pride Bracelet has been such an exciting milestone for us,” LeFrak told Billboard. “The services and support they offer to the LGBTQ community, and to LGBTQ youth in particular, are absolutely crucial. We couldn’t imagine a better organization to partner with in celebration of National Pride Month,” she explains. “Same Sky and the Trevor Project both believe in taking action to empower the rising generation so that they feel like they have a stake in their future.”
The Pride Bracelet belongs to the Impact Collection, which pairs artisan-made bracelets and rings with cause-driven philanthropic organizations. The rainbow bracelet is a powerful symbol of support between the two organizations, along with women’s employment and education programs, “Supporters get to ‘double their impact’ — and the response has been resoundingly positive,” says LeFrak.
The Pride Bracelet is set to launch Tuesday and will be available online only at on SameSky.com.