Q-Pot Peace Chocolate Bands

I'm sure most of my followers are familiar with Q-pot, a label dedicated to turning out the most indulgent jewelry and fashions. In response to the disaster in Japan this March, Q-pot released "Peace Chocolate" bands.

All proceeds go to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief effort through NGO Save the Children, and the Japanese government of affected areas including, but not limited to Fukushima.

According to Q-pot's official site, almost 50,000 Peace bands have been sold as of May 31st 2011, raising JPY 23,928,000 (about $296,724).

Available in-store only, in Japan and the Ala Moana Shopping Center (Honolulu, HI), the bracelets cost 500 yen, or $7 in Hawaii. They come in four "flavors": Milk Choco, White Choco, Mint, and Strawberry.

The Ala Moana store here in Hawaii sold out of their first shipment. There were rumors of people scalping them online for prices up to $25 a piece; I have yet to confirm if this is true or not. But if you see them online for high prices, remember that 100% of these proceeds are supposed to go to charity.

I returned to the store last week, and they had just gotten in a new shipment; Milk Choco flavor only. I bought some on behalf of my friends before they sold out again.

The inside of the band says "Q-pot" and "Pray for JAPAN".

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