How One Bracelet makes a Major Impact in Haiti
If you have ever doubted the power of one in our world, you haven’t yet encountered philanthropic accessories brand, Simbi. Founded in 2013 following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, co-founders Birgit Grossmann Coles and Lori Manuel aimed to make a measurable difference one chic Simbi bracelet at a time. The words “Simbi Dlo” refer to a Haitian water spirit who is summoned to find solutions to problems. It was this mindset that sparked the sustainable spirit that threads itself throughout the entire collection. Each bracelet is handcrafted using 17th century techniques by local artisans in Haiti, bringing new jobs to the community, while the glazed clay beads make the pieces entirely biodegradable. Best yet, each Simbi sold provides funding to purify at least one gallon of water a day in Haiti, with over 25 million gallons of water purified so far. NK’s pick from Simbi—a black charm bracelet emblazoned with empowering words like “brave,” “love” and “courage”—speaks to both the wearer and the world. It’s a daily reminder that you are strong, that you can create change in your community and beyond.