Hollywood’s hottest celebrities will get a chance to wear Mala Collective at the Oscars this year. The Vancouver-based company will be showcasing its handmade necklaces and bracelets at a popular Oscars gift lounge. Hosted by Secret Rooms, the lounge draws a number of A-list celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Leonardo DiCaprio and Natalie Portman. Made in Bali, Indonesia and a favourite of Hollywood stars, Mala Collective’s mala beads are traditionally used in prayer and meditation, but now take on a modern twist by combining sustainably harvested seeds with gemstones.
The 85th Academy Award nominees and presenters are invited to the Secret Rooms ‘Tropical Celebrity Retreat’ gift lounge at a secret location in Beverly Hills. The stars will be introduced to the newest items on the market, which they can either keep or donate to Easter Seals, an organization providing outreach to those living with disabilities.
“We’re always happy to promote the idea of setting intentions and living a conscious lifestyle,” said Ashley Wray, co-founder of Mala Collective. “The jewelry we will be giving away embodies a lot of grounding and calming qualities, something we know will be appreciated by the A-list celebrities and VIP’s at the event.”
Mala Collective will be showcasing four popular necklace styles in both the VIP bags and in person. Featured stones will include jasper, turquoise, lava and rose quartz, which promote strength, clarity, balance, and opening one’s heart. They will be mixed with mala beads, also known as rudraksha beads, are believed to provide a calmer mind, body, and spirit. The jewelry is already a favorite amongst celebrities including Sting, Donna Karan and Julia Roberts, who wore the jewelry in the film Eat, Pray, Love.
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mala Collective produces handmade jewelry from Bali, Indonesia. Their mandate is to spread the ideals of conscious living through jewelry. Mala Collective creates necklaces and bracelets that combine gemstones with rudraksha seeds, believed to provide a calmer mind, body, and spirit. Their jewelry is sustainably harvested, fairly traded, and ethically produced.
Mala Collective is available in stores and online.