Wear Your Music for charity
PROVIDENCE – They start out on stage… and end up at your door step. Jewelry made from recycled guitar strings.
At the Wear Your Music studio in Providence the rings, earrings, and bracelets are hand made from donated strings from some pretty incredible artists.
“We have over 100 artists that donate, so everyone from Eric Clapton to John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Bonnie Ray… it spans from Metallica to Ziggy Marley, it’s a really wide range of donating artists,” said Co-President Hannah Garrison.
100% of the proceeds from the famous artist bracelets goes to the charity of the artist’s choosing.
“We wanted to be the link between the artist, and the cause, their own cause,” she said. “To date we’ve raised more than half a million dollars for charity.“
To keep the company running, Wear Your Music also has two other jewelry lines made from recycled strings donated by not–so–acclaimed amateur artists… all to reduce the carbon footprint of musicians around the world.
“Some guitarists use 10, 20 guitars a night, and the strings are changed by their techs throughout the night so we’re talking immense piles of waste, we have the incredible ability to participate in this massive kind of, environmental effort. And to be a part of that is really important,” she said.
To donate, or order, visit www.wearyourmusic.org.
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