The Covid-19 pandemic is not the same all over the world. While some countries may already rely on vaccines, largely already administered, others lack vital life-saving medical devices, such as oxygen and respirators. We are talking about India but also about Brazil where the emergency has been going on for many months now. Precisely to finance the purchase of respirators for hospitals in the Northeast of the country, one of the regions most affected by the virus, the jewelry designer Thais Bernardes proposes to the public two of his creations: the Amor medal (in 925 rhodium-plated silver) from the “Palavras” collection, and the Dreamcatcher necklace (in 925 silver and 925 gold-plated silver). Part of the proceeds from the sales of these precious items will in fact be donated to the Brazilian Red Cross.
“In this difficult moment, in the midst of health crisis who crosses my country, I thought it was my duty to lend a hand “, explains the Brazilian designer who lives in Milan and in 2015 founded the brand that bears her name.” The situation of public hospitals in Brazil is chaotic, and in my small way, I want to give my contribution in this fight against Covid-19 “, adds Thais, supported in this solidarity campaign by the ex” Velina “Thais Wiggers and by the ex model Nathalia Santos.” With these jewels, in addition to support the cause, you will always carry their meaning with you. Dream catchers, for example, represent the web of life, nature, reminding us that everything is interconnected, encouraging us to pay more attention to our life and our dreams “, specifies the designer .
The collaboration between Thais Bernardes and the Red Cross inaugurates a solidarity campaign against Covid-19 in the state of Ceará, north of Brazil, which already has more than 600,000 cases and 17,000 deaths. “With the money arrived from Italy, through Thais and other partners, we will be able to purchase respirators for local hospitals and personal protective equipment in addition to offering food aid for the most vulnerable families, “explains Georgya Almeida, a member of the national council of the Brazilian Red Cross. Today, Brazil is one of the countries that suffers most from the pandemic: more than 400,000 have died.
The solidarity jewels of Thais Bernardes are a perfect mix between Made in Italy, Brazilian inspiration and sustainable philosophy. It is also an example of this the latest collection inspired by the Carnival. Here the gold used in some of the creations is extracted by South American artisans, in particular by Colombians, Peruvians and Bolivians, whose working conditions in the mines are protected by the FAIRMINED association. To make this possible, buyers pay a premium, in addition to the price set for gold, to be reinvested in local community projects.
The jewels can be purchased at this link
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