The Time For Social Responsibility
When I first heard about Nordgreen, the new Scandinavian watch brand from Copenhagen, I couldn’t help but think what a perfect product to deliver the message: it’s about time we all did a bit more for social responsibility.
Embedded in the ethos of the company is their Giving Back Program, where a portion of the proceeds from every watch sold goes towards one of three partner NGOs of the customer’s choice.
- Education: Pratham UK is on a mission to increase access to education across India, where each watch ensures 2 months of education for a child
- Health: Water for Good believes that access to clean water is a human right. For every watch, they guarantee 2 months of clean water for people living in the Central African Republic
- Environment: Cool Earth are helping to save the rainforest by preserving 200 sq ft of critical CO2 absorbing rainforest in Latin America per watch, vital for our planet’s future
To read more about these inspiring programs visit the Norgreen website.
Who Are Nordgreen?
Founded in January 2017 by two friends Pas and Vas, they successfully raised an impressive $250,000 on Kickstarter the following year. How did they do it?
First, they came up with a brilliant idea. To make beautiful high-quality, minimalist Scandinavian timepieces for both men and women, but without the hefty price-tag.
Second, they hired renowned Danish designer Jakob Wagner (best known for designing the Bang & Olufsen headsets) to work together on the prototypes, creating a unique collection of three different watches with mix and match interchangeable straps.
Third, they partnered with three NGOs working to create tangible change within the fields of health, education, and the environment. A lot like the famous shoe company TOMS…
Nordgreen Watch Review
Since receiving my shiny new Nordgreen watch, I’ve fallen in love with wearing a watch again. I was instantly impressed with the superior quality and design of the watch, receiving compliments every time I wear it. However, it became my favourite accessory for another reason I did not expect.
For several years I’ve had the habit of using my phone to tell the time more often than my wrist. But lately, sick of the constant alerts and pings for my attention, I’ve been making a conscious effort to use my phone less. And it’s actually helped improve my focus.
Now I use my Nordgreen watch to tell the time more often than my phone and I love it. I guess it’s a millennial thing, this romance we’re having with analog and minimalism.
Because I have super tiny wrists, I went for the 32 mm Rose Gold Infinity watch (also available in size 40 mm) with a Rose Gold mesh strap. The strap is easily adjustable and fits mine perfectly on the smallest setting.
The other two models, Native and Philosopher come in sizes 36 or 40 mm. The differences between them are subtle. For example, Philosopher is the only model which also has the date and is a best-seller for men, while the Infinity straps attach most discreetly, and the smaller size makes it popular with women.
Each watch comes with a 5-year warranty, product certificate of authenticity and a manual neatly tucked inside a small pouch.
Once you receive your watch, you need to register online with its serial number (found on the back) and unique identification code in order to choose and make your charity donation.
To buy a Nordgreen watch for yourself or as a special gift, click here or insert discount code MISSP10 for 10% off.
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This is a sponsored post. I received one Infinity watch in exchange for an honest blog review. As always, all opinions are my own.