5 Pound Apparel has carried Half United in the stores since April 2015. We are pound to carry a brand similar to ours with the goal of helping to feed those less fortunate. Hunger is something that no one should face. According to Rise Against Hunger, 815 million people across the world don’t receive enough nutrition to lead an active, healthy life. We want to educate our customers about the impact your purchases make locally and globally.
Half United was founded by a brother and sister duo in Wilmington, NC in 2009. The name Half United comes from the fact that “Our supporters are doing their HALF by UNITING together to make a lasting change in the lives of children around the globe.” They also give half their profits to help provide meals and education for families all over the globe. We get asked all the time, why this company sells bullet necklaces. While struggling to find a symbol for fighting hunger, a friend donated a bag full of discarded bullet casing. Just like that it clicked to the founder, those bullets will represent their fight against hunger.
Half United’s jewelry manufacturing process is unique as well. All the metal is made is Los Angeles, and the chains are made in Attleboro, MA. They then help to provide jobs and empower artisans from Haiti to make all the beaded hunger fighting styles. Once all of that is made, their team of hand makers assembles and puts the finishing touches on all the products at their headquarters.
This company is yet another company with a focus on making a difference in the world. Here at 5 Pound we hope to be accomplishing the same thing locally through our brand, but also globally by carrying other conscious-minded brands like Half United. Come in to either location and see a full selection of their powerful jewelry.