We are in awe of Peridot’s own Jessica Hendricks. At only 25, her initiatives with the Brave Collection have been incredibly heart-warming—she has spread awareness, sparked conversation and has planted the seeds of change immeasurably with her signature “Brave” bracelets.

[caption id="attachment_155" align="aligncenter" width="445"]Brave Collection Founder Jessica Hendricks in Cambodia Brave Collection Founder Jessica Hendricks in Cambodia[/caption] While teaching English in Thailand, Jessica traveled to Cambodia, and was struck by the beautiful and heartbreakingly violent past of the small Buddhist country. She witnessed the current reality in Cambodia—young girls as items for sale on the streets—and was ignited by a passion to create an opportunity to counter these wrongs. Jess was shocked to learn that slavery still exists today, and so many young girls are falling victim due to human trafficking. She wanted to find a way to fight for them. A Brave bracelet connects our local community to Cambodia—fusing our worlds and creating a global connection and awareness. [caption id="attachment_154" align="aligncenter" width="449"]Handmade Woven Brave Collection Bracelet Each individual Brave Collection Bracelet is handmade by a local Cambodian artisan.[/caption]   Each intricately woven piece of jewelry is handmade by a skilled Cambodian artisan, who infuses each piece of jewelry with a history and culture that we receive in each individual Brave bracelet. When you wear your bracelet, you join a team of activists that use fashion as a statement for real change. Courage is contagious. [caption id="attachment_153" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Red and Bronze Brave Collection bracelet the signature red Brave Collection handwoven bracelet[/caption] Tomorrow, November 6th, from 5pm to 7pm at Peridot Greenwich, Jessica Hendricks will be hosting an evening of inspiration, as she shares her collection of bracelets handmade in Cambodia, and her passion for the fight against human trafficking.   To meet Jess and hear her story, please RSVP to talia@peridotfinejewelry.com. Hope to see you there! [caption id="attachment_152" align="aligncenter" width="579"]Join us tomorrow evening in Greenwich! Join us tomorrow evening in Greenwich![/caption]

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