Latitudes is a genuine business outlet (some of the ways third world countries make money is illegal). Latitudes lets artisans create traditional products and sell them (legally) to provide their families and communities with stability and income. Which I think is awesome. So far, Latitudes has helped people in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
OK, back to the bracelet. I love what it represents: hope. You see the single red bead? This has a very special meaning. The women who make these bracelets have been rescued from human trafficking. The red bead reminds them that they are beautiful and valuable. It also reminds me that no matter who you are or where you come from, everyone has a second chance. A chance to start anew. And isn't that what Easter is all about? New life in Christ. Jesus died for these women and I think it's great that they can share their whole testimony in a single bead.
If you're interested in finding out more about Latitudes (or you just want to look at pretty things), check out their website at latitudestore.com.