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By Erin Conley
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Keito Rose captures the folklore of trees in hand-crafted, wrist-ready wooden bangles.

Throughout the world, trees symbolize a connection to the divine. In Hindu, Egyptian, Sumerian, Toltec, Mayan, Norse, Celtic, Christian and shamanic traditions, the sacred nature of trees is celebrated and exalted. Building on the metaphysical legends of trees, Keito Rose crafts bracelets out of sustainably sourced scrap wood. Each bespoke piece represents the power of the particular tree's species. The grain tells a timeless tale of growth, stability, strength and stillness.  

Just think of it like wearable, wrist magic. Your bracelet is your own personal wand, rooted to the earth and reaching up to the cosmos. Allow yourself to be empowered by the magic of earth energy.

Handcrafted on Nantucket Island. | Finished in Brooklyn, New York. 

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Carter Mitchell Woodworking
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M A H O G A N Y  

BOTANICAL NAME: Swietenia  

ORIGIN: Americas  

ESSENCE OF GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION  

MIND/BODY BENEFITS: Strong connection to earth energy – good for drawing strength and protection from earth. Enhances intuition.  

HEALING PROPERTIES: Tea  - made from the bark of mahogany - helps reduce fevers and ease stomach pain, while tea made from seeds is used to soothe toothaches. Mahogany fruit is used as an energy drink that is believed to increase blood circulation and lower cholesterol. Mahogany seeds are antibacterial and antimicrobial.  

COLOR: Deep Grey  

PLANET: EARTH, MARS, MERCURY, MOON ELEMENT: FIRE & EARTH

STONE: Obsidian  

HISTORY & LEGEND: Mahogany is one of the most highly sought after tone woods and is sought after by luthiers (makers of string instruments) around the world.

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Risks and challenges

At Keito Rose, each piece is unique. Just like a gemstone, the grain of the wood is completely distinct. The individualized and hand-crafted aspect of manufacturing makes the upfront cost of production high. Everything from the turning of the bracelet on the lathe to the branding on the inside requires individual attention to each piece.

We will use the investments from this campaign for the following:
1. Create a more user friendly website.
2. Source sustainable, scrap wood.
3. Make more bangles.
4. Partner with artisans and craftsmen to make new lines.
5. Partner with environmental agencies dedicated to planting and growing trees.
6. Create partnerships with artisans in developing communities to support local business.
7. Support relevant environmental initiatives.
8. Open a summer pop-up in 2018.
9. Organize and conduct photo-shoots of product.
10. Establish other branding and PR initiatives.

Please pass along any connections that may be interested in collaborating. Woodworkers, welcome!

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    Tree Lovers ❤️

    Personal thank you and your name listed on the Keito Rose 'Tree Lovers' contributors page. (Unless you prefer to remain Anonymous.)

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    Keito Rose will plant a tree on your behalf through 'a living tribute'!
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    Wooden Bangle

    Keito Rose wooden bangle with deep forest polishing oil and wood essence card. Please indicate size preference. Immediate fulfillment available for first 100 bracelets. Otherwise, delivery by June 2018.

    WHAT'S MY SIZE?
    Internal Diameter
    • SMALL - 6.0 cm / (2.4 in) very slim hand
    • MEDIUM - 6.5 cm / (2.6 in) slim
    • LARGE - 7.0 cm / (2.8 in) medium strong
    • EXTRA LARGE 7.5 cm / (2.95 in) strong
    • XXL - 8.0 cm / (3.15 in) very strong

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    Magic Stack | Wooden Bangles (2)

    (2) Keito Rose wooden bangles with deep forest polishing oil and wood essence cards. Please indicate size preference. Immediate fulfillment available for first 100 bracelets. Otherwise, delivery by June 2018.

    WHAT'S MY SIZE?
    Internal Diameter
    • SMALL - 6.0 cm / (2.4 in) very slim hand
    • MEDIUM - 6.5 cm / (2.6 in) slim
    • LARGE - 7.0 cm / (2.8 in) medium strong
    • EXTRA LARGE 7.5 cm / (2.95 in) strong
    • XXL - 8.0 cm / (3.15 in) very strong

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    Bespoke Wooden Bangle

    Work with Erin directly to create your own bespoke wooden bangle (up to 3). Choose from a variety of wood, stone and resin options. This package includes deep forest polishing oil and wood essence card(s).

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