About Cangles Recycled Jewelry
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to get acquainted. We love what we're doing and appreciate your interest in Cangles.
In August 2009 our family was discussing a heartbreaking drive we'd taken through the neighborhoods where our family had lived for three generations. What were once thriving neighborhoods was now home to poverty with dozens of boarded-up businesses, littered with refuse.
During this conversation the idea of creating bangles by recycling cans thrown away due to carelessness was born. How exciting to actually do something that positively impacts the environment! The bonus was we'd be creating an affordable fashion accessory for you to wear - Fashionably Green jewelry. Eventually, with enough sales, we could employ people from our community in need of jobs. We chose to name our enterprise Cangles, combining the words "can" and "bangle." Now, the fact that none of us had a background in jewelry manufacturing did not deter us one bit! With determination a housewife, a retired AT&T problem-solving technical specialist, a court reporter, and a commercial tile layer could certainly accomplish these goals.
Fast-forward two and a half years. Yes, we did! We developed a process by which we could reliably and safely manufacture Cangles Fashionably Green jewelry. All made by hand, we are extremely proud of the quality and finish of all of our products. Not satisfied with just offering bangles for women, you may now select 1/2-inch, 1-inch, or our brand-new 1 3/4" cuff bracelets in styles for men and women. Earrings, hair clips, and necklaces round out our upcycled jewelry creations.
We've had the honor of being asked to design four exclusive custom bracelets licensed by Save the Earth Foundation, which are available in our shopping area. Proceeds from those sales directly aid the Save the Earth Foundation in their environmental research and education efforts.
Remembering those in need is important to us. From every item that you purchase, a portion is donated. The Food Bank Council of Michigan, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Cass River Pet Friendz are among the charities you're donating to when you purchase Cangles. All recycled aluminum can tabs are delivered to the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit, Michigan, in memory of Nicole Emily Briggs from Vassar, who lived her brief life from August 16, 1986 to March 12, 1990. And in honor of our mother, Shirley Jean, we've designed five special Cangles "Cure" bracelets. From each bracelet your buy, $1 is donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. You may read more about these organizations by clicking on Our Charities tab.
If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at Service@Cangles.com, or call toll-free at 877-491-5655. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 74
Vassar, Michigan 48768