In a down economy, WEAR YOUR MUSIC is offering fans of everyone from Avril Lavigne to Ziggy Marley a chance to take home a piece of rock and roll history, while supporting charities such as Unicef, Rock the Vote and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
The New York-based group creates 100% eco-friendly jewelry that rocks—literally, turning used guitar strings from artists spanning the musical spectrum into stylish bracelets, which are sold with a certificate of authenticity.
"These are strings that these musicians have used and would normally throw away," says co-president and designer Hannah Garrison, "It’s great that we can recycle them and also offer people a chance to wear rock n roll on their writsts."
In addition, the fine silver used on each bracelet is also 100% recycled, as is the DVD case each bracelet comes in.
A portion of each sale is donated to charities like Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation and The Grateful Dead-affiliated Rex Foundation.
The bangle-style bracelets, crafted from guitar strings donated by over 150 artists, include such rock luminaries Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend, as well as members of Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Metallica, Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, Death Cab for Cutie and Social Distortion. In addition, the likes of Marley, Jack Johnson, Carrie Underwood, Zakk Wylde and Ani DiFranco have recently donated strings to WEAR YOUR MUSIC.
"Supporting good causes and the environment have always been important, but even more so now," says Garrison.
To view complete lists of available bracelets and participating charities, visit: www.wearyourmusic.org