In 2009, Jobs For Life was started by CEO, Damien Dernoncourt, and Head Designer & Creative Director, Guy Bedarida, to support severely disadvantaged Balinese female orphans. The education focused program aims to ease the transition from orphanage to the real world by providing vocational training and practical skills that can be marketed as they look for work. In addition, John Hardy pays for the students’ school fees for the last two years of high school and aims to offer them full-time employment opportunities at the John Hardy Bali compound after they graduate from high school. We always do everything we can to give back to the global community!
In honor of our impressive graduates, we have created colorful Naga station bracelets that combine both Eastern and Western astrology. Relate the dragon to the star sign to find the perfect gift for this momentous occasion.
In the month of April, all the John Hardy offices celebrated Earth Day to show our dedication in being Greener Every Day!
The New York office donated 4,272 trees to the Arbor Day Foundation to be planted across the US, with a focus on the areas affected by recent wildfires.
The Hong Kong office held a clothing drive in order to donate old clothes to Caritas, a charitable organization in Hong Kong. A total of 150 items were brought in!
Notices were placed around the office in Bangkok as a friendly reminder to be green in every single way.
The Bali staff gave a presentation called “Keeping Clean from Plastic Waste” to a local Elementary school and created a pledge board where everyone could post how they promise to be green. The team also had the awesome opportunity to plant Bamboo with the Balinese governor!
Thank you for your support of our recent “Keep Smiling Thailand” campaign! On January 31st, with your generosity, we presented a check for 24,300 USD to Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Secretary General of Chaipattana Foundation in Thailand. The funds came from our online sales during the campaign to help provide aid to the victims of the recent flooding in Bangkok. Michelle Yeoh, actress in the upcoming film “The Lady,” and Luc Besson, French film director and producer, attended the presentation to lend their support to the Foundation and their work, providing those affected by the flooding with food, shelter, medical care and other urgently needed resources. Thank you for helping us to raise these greatly needed funds.
The John Hardy men’s store at The Landmark in Hong Kong is getting ready for the Year of the Dragon!
We were the title sponsor for FilmAid Asia’s movie premiere of Breaking Dawn: Part 1 from the Twilight Saga on Wednesday December 14, 2011. The event took place at AMC Pacific Place with the guest appearance of actor Peter Facinelli, who plays the role of Dr. Carlisle Cullen. Facinelli flew from Los Angeles to Hong Kong to attend this premiere. For the premiere, Facinelli sported some of John Hardy’s prestigious jewelry, including the Naga coil ring and bracelet with white sapphire and the Classic Chain ring with diamond pavé.
In addition to the actor’s visit to Hong Kong, we invited Facinelli to the boutique in The Landmark and gave a welcoming tour of our green office which was awarded Bronze in the category of Large Corporation in the Hong Kong Green Awards 2011.
In September we have launched our first ever men’s store at The Landmark in Hong Kong. Located in the heart of the city, the store features our Men’s collections, Home & Lifestyle collection, store exclusives and a selection of our most popular women’s styles. The store portrays the mystical characteristics of our brand with white sapphire-studded, hand-cast Naga dragon door handles and beautiful hand-carved floor panels that look like the scales of the Naga.
In celebration of our store opening and for the upcoming holiday season, festive colors in traditional gemstones appear in a variety of John Hardy’s classic motifs for men. From cufflinks to bracelets, check out our colorful selection of special pieces that would make the perfect gift for your loved ones.
B33-34, The Landmark,
Central, Hong Kong
Ph: (852) 2533 3895
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