Giving Back

Artisan Spotlight: Costa Rica (Pt. 1)

costa rica is where it all began.

We're proud to say that 9 years later, we still have an amazing team of dedicated artisans in Costa Rica handcrafting your favorite bracelet styles. We wanted to introduce you to a few team members, and let them tell you how working with Pura Vida has impacted their life!

Meet Diego!

Name: Diego Rodríguez Alvarado. How long have you been making Pura Vida product: 1 year. Favorite bracelet style: Born to be Wild and Midnight Waves. Favorite food: Olla de Carne (Costa Rican Beef Stew). Favorite memory: The day I married Sonia (who works with Pura Vida too!) How working with Pura Vida Bracelets has impacted your life: It has been a beautiful experience. The bosses have always been very kind and the schedule has given me time to spend with my family, best job ever!!!

Meet Dayana!

Name: Dayana Álvarez Marín. How long have you been making Pura Vida product: 1 year. Favorite bracelet style: Original Citrus Surfline. Favorite activity: Reading! Favorite memory: When my daughter, Cristal, was born. She is now 7 years old. How working with Pura Vida Bracelets has impacted your life: It has been a very beautiful experience that has allowed me to be able to pay my bills, it has helped me to develop better as a person.

Meet Luis!

Name: Luis Arroyo Obando. How long have you been making Pura Vida product: 1 year. Favorite bracelet style: Original Born to be wild. Favorite activity: I like to play soccer and watch movies. Favorite food: Cantonese rice. How working with Pura Vida Bracelets has impacted your life: I have met many people and have learn a lot from each one of them, I have come to understand that we all have different abilities and to have more patience and to be more responsible.

Check back next week to meet more of our team!

3 comments
Joanie Michel
April 23, 2020 at 4:33pm

Hi,
I am a 54 yr old single mom/nana who has survived domestic violence, and every day I have to prove myself in the work place to make a living for my family. The story behind the Pura Vida is what captured my heart and I finally purchased not 1, but 8pieces and I loved them. My Instagram is @teddybearhugs4

Mara
April 23, 2020 at 4:33pm

Hi my name is Mara,I’m w student at Framingham state, and I love your products and is always telling my friends about it! I would love to be apart of the puravida community!!! My Instagram is @mararchea

Olivia Orteza
April 23, 2020 at 4:33pm

Hi my name is Olivia, I am a resident physician in internal medicine. I practice medicine in Las Vegas. Every day, I see anxiety/depression affect my co-residents in a number of patients that I take care of in the hospital. I would love to feature your bracelet on my Instagram page if you’re interested. Please let me know. Email below.

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