Delicate jewelry can make a bold statement, and The Brave Collection proves it. Conceived by Team Zoe friend and Forbes-recognized entrepreneur Jessica Hendricks Yee, the modern label consists of dainty, made-to-layer pieces from pendant necklaces to friendship bracelets. Handcrafted in Cambodia, the empowering assortment simultaneously raises up a team of artisans who are compensated with above-average wages, health insurance and stipends for their children’s education. It doesn’t get chicer than that. All things considered, we were ecstatic to include The Brave Collection in our summer Box of Style. Read on to learn more about a brand that gives back, and how you help fight human trafficking when you wear it.
Get To Know The Brave Collection
The Inspiring Inception
A student of the world since birth, Jessica Hendricks Yee jumped at the chance to teach English in Cambodia while she was enrolled at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Forever changed by the country's culture, spirituality and resilience in the wake of genocide, she was inspired to create a jewelry collection that would celebrate this unique community and connect courageous women across the globe—thus, The Brave Collection was born.
Whether creating in a studio or in their homes, local Cambodian artists—mostly moms—implement their talent to yield The Brave Collection's modern offerings. All artists work in a free, fair and dignified environment, and they are well paid to help them overcome their underprivileged backgrounds.
The Hero Jewelry
The Brave Collection artists practice traditional metalwork techniques with brass, silver and gold vermeil materials. This yields a selection of high quality pieces that will stand out in your accessory arsenal for years to come.
The Zoe Report x The Brave Collection
Rachel Zoe and your TZR editors handpicked a beautiful compass pendant for the summer Box of Style to complete your jet-set wardrobe. Become a Box of Style member and, true to the Brave Collection's mission, 10% of profits go toward the fight against human trafficking.