Not long after HU was founded did the search for a symbol of our customer's FIGHT against global hunger begin. Having little money to work with, the HALF UNITED team began looking for something that could be recycled into jewelry that would present a powerful message. That's when a friend donated a handful of recycled bullet casings, suggesting to use them in jewelry designs. "We were sitting in my living room, holding these recycled casings when it clicked", stated HU Co-Founder, Carmin Black. "These casings will be a representation of our fight against hunger! Every time a customer purchases a 'Fighting Hunger' necklace they are peacefully fighting hunger all over the world." Now, 6 years later, the perfectly named “Fighting Hunger Bullet Necklace” remains a best seller and has become a major staple piece for HALF UNITED. The "Fighting Hunger" bullet necklaces represent YOUR fight against global hunger. HALF UNITED is repurposing bullets for good! For every HALF UNITED product you purchase, YOU give 7 meals to a child in need. Thank you for being a fighter and standing for what’s right. Thank you for making a change in the world and making a difference in the life of a child.
HALF UNITED metal goods are proudly manufactured in the USA at A&R casting in Los Angeles, California. Once manufactered, our team of hand makers assembles and puts finishing touches on our products at our headquarters in Wilmington, NC.
Chain used to create HALF UNITED jewelry is manufactured and assembled at Garlan Chain Co. in Attleboro, MA.
HALF UNITED apparel is screen printed in our hometown of Wilmington, NC by our friends at Seaside Silk Screening.