Upcycled Bracelets - Mixed Set

By The Base Project

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The Base Project connects artisans in the developing world with the U.S. fashion market, helping those artists afford things like healthcare and education. Their set of 3 mixed bracelets features scenes from the Namibian landscape, hand carved into up-cycled water pipes.

  • Materials: Upcycled plastic water pipe
  • Care: Rinse and wipe clean
  • Set includes 3 bracelets: Kavango River, Himba Red, Caprivi Strip bracelets, and a jewelry bag
  • Upcycled plastic looks similar to bone or horn, but no animals have been harmed in the process
  • Each bracelet is a one-of-a-kind, hand-carved piece of art
  • Inspiration for the designs come from the animals, landscape, and rich history of Namibia
  • Kavango River design captures the winding switchbacks of the Kavango River shores. Himba Red is a nod to the rich red ochre clay worn by the women of the Himba tribe. The wildly abundant Caprivi Strip is from the most northeastern edge of Namibia
  • Each bracelet is flexible, waterproof, and highly durable
  • Made in: Namibia, Africa
  • Dimensions: Small: 7" circumference x 0.6" (each); Medium: 7.87" circumference x 0.6" (each)
  • Weight: 0.025 lb. (each)

4 Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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5 stars


These bracelets are beautiful, functional and environmentally positive. I really like the fact that they expand/stretch to accommodate various sized wrists. I have very small wrists for a man and the "medium" fit me just fine. I liked them so much that I purchased both the brown and the black set. Great for gift giving as well.More > < Less




I bought the bracelets for my wife who is vp for the environment for Disney parks and resorts. She loves tem and especially their provenance.


Beautiful, thoughtful and transformative bracelets


In case you don't see my comment on the black and white ones like these, here are a couple points on why these are loved: 1) When you wearhen you wear these, they look like a natural bone material and are soft around the sides. Super comfy AND elegantly rustic.
2) They are incredibly strong and stretch to fit ANY wrist.
No need to size these any differently as I've found they fit any wrist when pulled to expand and then slid on.
3) These make a great gift for 2 best friends too - think about it: you get one, and they do too.
4) I love that this company is changing the lives of these artists in Namibia for the better. These artisans not only keep their traditions alive, but are elevated from poverty with their skills.
5) This company also makes a difference in Ghana as I learned that is where they make the bags each bracelet is enclosed within.
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My wife likes them


I bought one of the silver ones for my wife as a Xmas present. She loved it and asked me to get her another. I showed her all of the products and she liked them all. Now that she has them, she wears them all the time.More > < Less

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The Base Project - Handmade Bracelets

About The Base Project

Tribal Triumph

Bracelets from The Base Project have a distinctly African imprint. Hand carved by artisans in Namibia, the scenes showcase the local landscape in bold, abstract form.

It’s that very region that twin brothers Chris and Doug Akin wanted to help when they founded The Base Project. They have empowered two Namibian tribes, who use traditional techniques to make these unisex accessories. The work provides an improved life, with access to healthcare and education.

Fashioned from upcycled water pipes, the virtually unbreakable plastic bracelets resemble carved bone. Striking designs reflect the winding rivers, sand dunes, and even the wildlife that has surrounded the tribes for generations. The brass bracelets are etched with the same ethnic patterns, highlighted by a rubbed finish.

The timeless scenes are more than a beautiful backdrop. Wearing them helps brighten the future of hard-working artists halfway around the world.