I love eco-friendly jewelry. Here at home, we recycle cans that are donated to Beholdance in order to pay for surgeries through Smile Train. My husband drinks soda like they are going out of style so we accumulate a large amount of cans each week. I’m thankful that we have a great cause to put them towards, but I can imagine how the cans would pile up in the trash if we didn’t have a great way to recycle them. Green fact: 50 million cans are incenerated or dumped in a landfill each year. Cangles is contributing to making our world a greener place by turning these aluminum cans into bracelets. I was so excited to receive these fun pieces! Can you guess which cans these once were?

Their goals are three-fold: to reduce environmental pollution, to contribute financially to the above-named organizations, plus others, and to provide employment for those living in their community.

Preview some of their great designs:

LOVE this one!

You may be wondering if the edges are sharp… No, they’re not. I was pleasantly surprised!

How they give back:

We sincerely hope that what we’re making here at Cangles appeals to you.  We value your support in what we’re doing:  creating eco friendly yet exciting jewelry from recycled cans.  Michigan has been especially hard hit economically.  Therefore, when available, we buy  materials used in the production and shipment of Cangles from local businesses.  We never purchase from outside the United States. Our goal is to grow to the extent that we can employ local people who have lost their jobs.  Tuscola County has an unemployment rate of 18 percent!

         Cangles, LLC currently donates a percentage of non-designated sales to Save The Earth Foundation.  Our specially-designed Save the Earth™ eco bracelets contribute an even higher percentage to their work.  
The tabs removed from the cans we use to craft our eco bracelets are donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit, Michigan, in memory of Nicole Emily Briggs, who was with us from    
August 16, 1986 to March 12, 1990. 
        Our family, through Cangles LLC, also donates $1 from the sale of every bracelet made from a Vernors can to the Vassar Area Angel Food Ministry. $1 from each of our military logo cuffs is donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Additionally, we offer for sale a special Cangles “Cure” bracelet.  For every one sold, we donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.


Cangles is kindly giving one of my readers the chance to win a $30 gift certificate to order their Cangle(s) of choice!

Mandatory Entries: Visit Cangles  and tell me which bracelet you’d choose if you win.

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RULES: Open to U.S. Residents. Giveaway Ends August 30th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.

The winner will be selected using You will have 24 hours to respond. If no response prize will be forfeited and a new winner selected.

I received these products free of charge and all opinions expressed are my own.


About palaciosamantha
I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

22 Responses to Cangles

  1. Sarah Martin says:

    I would get the Women’s Flower Minute Maid Lemonade Cuff .

  2. Sarah Martin says:

    I subscribe via email.

  3. Sarah Martin says:

    I voted on top mommy blogs.

  4. Sarah Martin says:

    I follow you on twitter @sarahhmartin

  5. Sarah Martin says:

    I voted on I’m a Top Mommy Blogger

  6. Sarah Martin says:

    I am signed up for the happy baby newsletter

  7. I would like the Starbucks one!!!!

  8. I am subscribed to you!

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  10. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

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  12. Kathy says:

    I love this idea, what a great way to recycle. If I win I would choose the SS-Fresca Punch-Out Eco Cuff. I love the colors the best.

  13. Kathy says:

    I subscribed to Journey of Green! Great Blog!

  14. Kathy says:

    Signed up for the Happy Baby newsletter!

  15. Kathy says:

    Followed you on twitter, username absolutelykathy

  16. Kathy says:

    I voted for your blog!

  17. Roberta Blackwell says:

    I love the ruby red squirt! Awesome product!

  18. jessica says:

    I like the women’s pepsi bangle-silver

  19. jessica says:

    Email subscriber to journey to”green”

  20. I would love to have the pink “cure” cuff….hmmm or maybe the pepsi screw cuff…its such a hard decision. I love anything pink and supporting the Komen foundation is close to my heart – my mom died of breast cancer. But I do love my Pepsi – its my version of morning coffee. Decisions, Decisions

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