My name is Forrest Curran and I'm about to launch my first collection of jewelry created from upcycled weapons. It's the culmination of working back and forth with organizations and amazing people over the internet which finally lead to me to Laos and Cambodia to finish the sample product.
With the help of CMAG Cambodia, MAG Laos, Mr. Sepay, Mr. Thisaof, and Ｔhravistava, we hope to play our part in solving one of the world`s most unknown problem....Cambodia and Laos remain the most bombed areas in the history of mankind.
We decided to upcycle weapons used in conflicts, from 1965-1973, that have harmed so many to a symbolic message of turning something that reflects pain into something good, by adapting the jewelry pieces with a beneficial message for all those involved. With the help of government funded organizations, we upcycled and redesigned the weapons from small bullets to larger UXO bomb shells into jewelry. Check out the functionality diagram below for more details.
The remains of bombshells, bullets, and waste from wars are dispersed in the lands of Cambodia and Laos today. The two stands as one of the most heavily bombed countries of man-kind, yet it is the youth to pay a heavy price, as it is often the children who are killed or injured by the bombs that have failed to detonate.
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Risks and challenges
Given our progress, we see only a few potential risks:
PBP has spent a great deal of time preparing for every foreseeable challenge. This includes working with our manufacturer to develop and thoroughly test the product to ensure its quality and consistency, and with a range of operational partners to work through detailed logistics and order fulfillment.
Order Delay: We have mitigated our risk of delay by keeping our manufacturer and other partners informed of our timeline, and we have been assured of readiness for our timing. We have also added an extra cushion to ensure timely fulfillment and delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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