This holiday season, we want to encourage you to give. To give purpose, kindness, joy and much more to your families, friends and local communities.
Gearhead Outfitters is committed to providing you with great brands that take giving back seriously. Whether through environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility, giving back through jobs, or creating their own non-profits, we are proud to carry brands who practice philanthropy everyday.
Pura Vida Bracelets
When two buddies from college set out on a post-graduation trip to Costa Rica, they never expected it would change their lives. This trip would end up becoming the beginning of something greater than themselves that would eventually help dozens of people gain homes, jobs and livelihoods.
Pura vida, or "pure life," is a Costa Rican saying that encompasses the idea of enjoying the simplicities of life. While on their trip, founders, Paul and Griffin, ran into some men peddling bracelets on the street. The men, Joaquin and Jorge, were living in poverty with several other family members. So Griffin and Paul bought 400 bracelets and brought them home to sell. The bracelets were sold out within days.
This led Paul and Griffin to create an ongoing partnership with the men they met and more than 100 local Costa Ricans to begin hand-crafting the bracelets. Their company, Pura Vida Bracelets, now carries the simple string bracelets and has expanded to beaded, charmed and braided bracelets, along with other accessories.
Pura Vida is currently partnered with more than 190 charities and to date has donated more than $600,000. They, like many other brands we carry, are also members of 1% for the planet, donating 1% of their annual net revenue to environmental organizations around the world.
Paul and Griffin could never have imagined what the simple string bracelets would eventually become. We are proud to carry them and share their story of simplicity and giving with you.
“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life” ... it means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying ... it’s a lifestyle. — Pura Vida Bracelets
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