Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cangles Fashionably Green Jewelry Review/Giveaway

Recycling has come a long way, traveling far from what it was to what it is now. When you recycle, the recycled material can be used in many different things. For the first time, I recently became aware of jewelry that is made of recycled products. I have since had the opportunity to work with Cangles and was thrilled at the chance to reach out and connect with such an innovative and positive brand. 

In our home, we do our fair share of recycling. Everything from boxes to plastic bottles, paper to pop cans. My family and I do drink a lot of pop and until we started recycling the empty cans a few years ago we never really realized how much we can go through in a years time. It isn't unusual for us to fill up a white barrel of smashed cans in about six months time. I really feel that when we do our part in recycling we are helping the planet at the same time. I also feel that we are teaching our kids the importance of recycling and hopefully as they grow up they will continue with what we have taught them. 



When Cangles offered to send me a piece of ECO friendly jewelry that is made out of recycled pop cans, I was really excited. I couldn't wait to see how well it was put together, how pretty it was, and if, in fact, it was fashionable. Plus, I think making jewelry out of pop cans is such a great and fresh idea.
Necklace - Floating Butterfly (4 colors available) $15.50
Cangles primary source of material is aluminum beverage cans. Which according to the Aluminum Association, 58.1 percent of all cans were recycled in 2010.  The energy saved from those recycling efforts amounted to nearly two days of all U.S. oil imports. What about the other 41.9 percent?  At Cangles they are doing their part by upcycling as many discarded aluminum cans as possible into fashionably green jewelry and gifts.  

Cangles offers jewelry that is made by recycled aluminum cans. They have bracelets, necklaces, earrings, hair clips, and military-themed bracelets. Also handmade, recycled license plate dustpans. There are items available for woman, men, teens and kids.
Women's Flower Slender Eco Cuff (4 colors available) Priced at $16.00
This very pretty, multilayer flower bracelet is handmade using a colorful aluminum beverage can.  Choose your favorite color from the 4 choices in the drop-down box.  Country Time Lemonade, Grape Soda, Diet 7Up, and MinuteMaid Lemonade are pictured in order here. The edges of the flower will not cut into your skin; they're too lightweight to do that. The band is a slender 1/2 inch wide, and It's edged with a silver-colored trim.

During my review I was given the option to choose the item that I would like best. I decided to go with the Women's Flower Slender Eco Cuff in yellow. I chose this due to the fact that Spring and Summer are almost here, and it really displays that warm weather feel and look to it. I like that when I decided to go with this bracelet it was offered in several different sizes and colors. This allowed me to better choose the color that I like and also to make sure that it would fit my wrist perfectly without it falling off. 


When I first received the bracelet, I noticed how well it was made. The band is fully adjustable. This allows you to be able to find the best fit for your wrist. On the inside of the bracelet you can see the word 'Cangles'. The flower is so cute and has several little pedals.


I love that not only can I wear this bracelet but also my daughter can too with the simple adjustment of the band. I can see us flipping coins over who gets to wear this throughout the summer. I love the whole thought and idea behind Cangles using recycled pop cans. Innovation is a necessity for any business. For a business to innovate ways to help our planet through taking something as ugly as litter and transforming it into something beautiful, well, that deserves respect and success. Just look at the pictures, this isn't a mere gimmick. The pieces are as real as the idea that they stand for. 


Buy with pride, and support something that is very positive for the world we all share and will pass on to the next generations.
Girls' Bracelet/Necklace Set $10.45
About the company: Cangles originally stood for CANS + BANGLES.  In order to offer you a wider variety of affordable, handmade products using recycled materials, we now make earrings, hair clips, necklaces, plus men's eco jewelry. Our fashionably green jewelry design and construction is always based on the 3 Rs: Reusing, Renewing & Recycling! 


Where to purchase: You are able to make a purchase from the Cangles website. Prices will vary depending on what you purchase. a Rafflecopter giveaway 

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