Women's Necklace - Bonöre Collection
Inspired by the natural environment of Bocas del Toro and handmade with local recycled materials, Bonöre Necklace is beautifully crafted by local indigenous women of the Ngöbe community, in collaboration with Bonore Rainforest Cotoure. Oh yeah, did we mention bonöre means 'beautiful' in Ngöbere language? Help support educational initiatives in Panama today with a purchase of this 'beautiful' necklace!
Features locally sourced recycled materials from Bocas del Toro. Handcrafted by local indigenous women from the Ngöbe community. Color: black. Price: $30. Made in Panama. Ships only to USA.
For every purchase, a portion of the proceeds goes to Jetset Times #FuelTheFuture campaign with Give & Surf, specifically to fuel the boats that take local indigenous children and volunteers in Panama to school each day. Read more about why we love this organization on Jetset Times.
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Bonöre, "beautiful in the Ngöbere language, is a La Loma-founded project which promotes the exchange of traditional artisan skills and knowledge in local groups of Ngöbe women.
Through the design, production and sale of contemporary apparel and jewelry, Bonöre helps to provide learning opportunities for artisan partners and promote the development of small scale businesses.
Bonöre product designs are inspired by the natural environment of Bocas del Toro Panama, incorporate traditional appliqué patterns, known as trensa, and us recycled materials such as old bicycle tire tubes.
All Bonöre profits go directly to participating artisan groups.
"Give & Surf is not your typical non-profit. Give & Surf is a family. Our mission is to empower the local indigenous communities of Bocas del Toro, Panama through education and community development.
Prior to 2011, there was only a small primary school offering inadequate education in unsatisfactory facilities in Bahia Honda. Fortunately, in 2011, Neil Christiansen decided to give up his medical sales career and pursue his passions for helping others and surfing, which landed him in Bocas del Toro, Panama where he quickly connected with Margaret Ann and Henry Escudero, owners of La Loma Jungle Lodge. Henry and Margaret were already well established in the Bahia Honda and, as parents to three-year-old Lucho, were eager to start a program for all of the community preschoolers. And thus was born Give & Surf. Where this partnership would lead and what this small program would blossom into, neither Neil, Margaret nor Henry could have imagined.
Now, five years since its inception, Give & Surf serves over 150 students per week in five indigenous communities. In Bahia Honda & Bahia Roja, we are the primary providers of preschool, kindergarten, summer school, English classes, and other extracurricular activities. We have started to expand our reach into communities in Old Bank, Carenero, Bocas Town, and Solarte by offering teen and adult English classes and taking on new community development projects. Over the last five years, we have helped to build three schools, a library, cafeteria, playground, bathroom, water catchment system, and helped to renovate and maintain other schools and community facilities."
- Give & Surf