Epimonia Introduces New Citizen Bracelet That Supports Refugees in the US

Industry: Fashion

Fashioned from Life Jackets Once Worn by Refugees, The Citizen Bracelet Raises Awareness about the Global Refugee Crisis and Helps Pave a Path to Citizenship for Many

Minneapolis, MN (PRUnderground) February 7th, 2020

Epimonia, a new apparel and accessories company that produces high-quality fashion items made from recycled refugee life jackets, announced today the launch of its new Citizen Bracelet. The sleek and attractive bracelet is made from salvaged life jackets once worn by refugees fleeing their country by water. The bracelets have been designed and crafted by refugees living here in the US and support the education and advancement of America’s refugee community.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes and are currently displaced. Among these are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under 18 years old.

The Citizen Bracelet is the third in a family of bracelets that each individually support specific areas of need:

  • The Embracelet (orange): Supports job training
  • The Citizen Bracelet (red): Pays U.S Citizenship application fees
  • The Dream Bracelet (blue): Provides scholarships to high school refugee students

Behind each bracelet there’s a story of hope, courage and the promise of a new beginning.

“The Citizen Bracelet is an ethical fashion accessory that’s both stylish and impactful,” says Mohamed Malim, the Founder and CEO Epimonia. “We’ll be donating 50% of the profits to the International Institute of MN, a non-profit that assists refugees navigate the complex and costly path to becoming U.S. citizens.”

Malim, himself a former refugee, knows firsthand the difficulties refugees face when coming to a new country and wanted to help improve the lives of others. The company uses its profits to support a number of different non-profit agencies that assist refugees living in America.

“Epimonia was founded on the mission of giving back,” says Malim. “Each of our fashion items reflects the spirit of compassion, opportunity and innovation, while supporting and advancing the broader refugee community.”

To view this line of bracelets, as well as the company’s entire fashion collection, visit:


To see a brief video on how the Epimonia bracelets are made visit:


About Epimonia

Founded by Mohamed Malim, a Somali-American entrepreneur and former refugee, Epimonia is a fashion company dedicated to raising awareness around refugee issues in the United States. Epimonia sells fashion accessories, including a line of bracelets made out of recycled life-vests previously worn by refugees. The company supports a number of non-profits that work to improve the lives of refugees in the US.

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