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Thursday, April 11 • 11:00am - 3:00pm
Love is the Bomb: Making Impact and Transformation Through Business NOW OPEN

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Beatrix Ost and the founders of ARTICLE22, Elizabeth Suda and Camille Hautefort, will discuss how their Peacebomb Collection of jewelry is a story of love and community across continents that started with a soup spoon made from Vietnam War shrapnel and other aluminum. They will talk about their impact model - a virtuous circle that raises awareness and funds for MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs from land in Laos that creates a material source for local farmer-artisans to make more jewelry that helps clear more land.

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Camille Hautefort

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Hailing from Paris, Camille moved to New York in 2006 at the age of 21 to start a career in international finance and investment banking. Her passion for travelling, design and photography finally brought her to dedicate her time to ARTICLE22 in 2012 after she met Elizabeth and became... Read More →
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Beatrix Ost

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“In your body is a good place to be”. a mantra for the ageless and wise. Artist and fashion muse, Beatrix brings design talent and vision to her ongoing collaboration with ARTICLE22. With a shared ethos and transformation story of negative to positive, Beatrix was inspired to... Read More →
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Elizabeth Suda

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New York native Elizabeth wanted to answer a simple question: “how and by whom are the goods we consume made?” After two years in the Merchandising Department at Coach, she packed her bags and traveled to Laos. She was without a plan, but prepared. Upon arrival in Vientiane she... Read More →

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Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Old Metropolitan Hall 101 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
  Festival: Art