Fonderie 47 Funds the Removal of Assault Rifles from African Conflict Zones

By: Rebecca Byers - Published: Jan 3, 2013 • References: fonderie47 & fastcoexist
Started by Ethos Water founder Peter Thum, Fonderie 47 is a cause-conscious jewelry line that removes assault weapons from conflict zones, melting them to create a line of delicate pieces. Fonderie 47 has funded the removal of over 25,000 assault rifles in Africa since its inception and also supports meaningful programs aimed at empowering a generation of young African leaders.

Assault rifles enable and exacerbate many problems in Africa including violence against women and children, child soldiers, inspires a misallocation of resources, and cause countless deaths.

Fonderie 47 releases jewelry collections which fund programs that work to solve such issues in ordnance with their vision for an Africa free from the fear of assault rifles.

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