Japan Bracelets: Behind the Scenes

These are some pictures of our work behind the scenes – making the Japan Disaster Relief bracelets and key chains. We posted our first Japan bracelet Tuesday morning and since then, we’ve had over 400 sales and have raised nearly $3,000! All sales from the Japan gear is donated to the Red Cross for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami disaster relief efforts. Enjoy the photos!

A spool with 1,000 feet of white parachute cord was delivered today. It reminds us of a mini keg! So far, we've used over 600 feet of cord and this spool will help us fill all of the orders we have left.

We melt the ends of the paracord to keep them from fraying. One side effect: BLISTERS.

The finished product!

The stack of invoices as of Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of them.

We turned our apartment into a shipping and distribution center. Green tags are free delivery confirmations that are included in all domestic purchases. International orders get manila envelopes and special customs declarations.

Tying knots until 2AM results in exhaustion but we're happy to be helping the people of Japan!

Categories: Adventure, American Red Cross, Backpacking, Circumnavigation, Disaster Relief, Donation, Earthquake, Global Aid, Globetrotting, Japan, Nature, Outdoors, Travel, Tsunami | 1 Comment

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One thought on “Japan Bracelets: Behind the Scenes

  1. Haha you look so exhausted.

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