Give back together - a timeless gift!
Traditional watches seem to be making a comback and I love it! In a world where smart phones have taken over it seems that nothing can still quite beat the steady sweep of a second hand ticking on a wrist watch. And when I wear a watch I want it to be super stylish, high quality and of course it must be reliable too. So I was delighted when Nordgreen - minimalist Scandinavian designer watches contacted me to review one of their collection.
My first thought was, what does Nordgreen mean - well, the 'Nord' represents their Nordic identity and the 'Green" captures their emphasis on sustainability hence Nordgreen. The company work directly with renowned Bang and Olufsen designer Jakob Wagner, one of Scandinavia's most heavily awarded designers, to ensure they produce Scandi sophisticated minimalism in all their products. The Nordgreen experience is important to the business from design, production and customer service right through to their exemplary sustainability and giving back programme. And that really impresses me...
For women there are three different styles to choose from including the Infinity, with its straightforward construction, The Native with its simple sophisticated design and subtle detailing and the Philosopher with its two piece dial and asymmetric second hand. Each watch even comes with another free strap that can easily be interchanged to give the watch a fresh new look. I have the Philosopher with the gorgeous brown leather strap, my timepiece is every bit as sophisticated and reliable as I expected it to be.
But what really impresses me is the Nordgreen 'Giving Back Program'. With so many people across the globe, their giving back program has become an integral part of who they are as a company. But the team also say that Nordgreen wouldn't be anything without the customers so they wanted to make sure their customers feel good not just about the watch they buy but what the watch stands for.
So with every watch that's purchased, the buyer is able to donate part of the purchase of the watch to the cause that means the most to them.
Here's how it works:
The customer purchases the watch and then they select their cause from the three great choices:
1 - Provide Clean Water - Partnering with Water for Good, so you will give two month of clean water to one person in The Central African Republic
2 - Educate the Future - Partnering with Pratham UK, so you will give two months of education to a child in India.
3 - Protect the rainforest - Partnering with Cool Earth, so you will preserve 200 soft of rain forest in Latin America
"We believe the right to good health, a clean environment, and a full education are rights for all. The harsh reality, however, is that much of the world does not experience them. Motivated by our Danish values, when we founded Nordgreen, we knew we had to do our part to help to change this in whatever way we could. There was no excuse not to give back"
Pas & Vas - Nordgreen
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