Designs that make a Difference
Jewelry with a Purpose
be inspired, be aware, be generous, be kind
do care, do something to make a difference
connect with wildlife causes, commit to giving back, live with passion and compassion
'give back' to wildlife conservation in Africa and Indonesia with your style choices
designs commissioned each season from top designers across the world to support wildlife conservation
for every piece purchased, we donate 20% of the retail price to a conservation project
connect to wildlife websites and read the stories of the heroes in the field
follow the photo gallery celebrating the natural world, the animals, and the people
support the handicraft traditions of Africa and Indonesia
join the be.do.co community and tell these inspiring stories to the world
Life in Bali for the past 30 years has been good. I am married to a man from Java – we have three children and run a jewelry manufacturing business together. I traveled a lot prior to landing in Bali, which is where life sort of took over. For the past few years I have been back on the road exploring, and I love it even more than I did when I was younger. Picking up and learning the ins and out of DSLR cameras has enhanced this pleasure. Starting be.do.co has enabled me to take my Bali life, my traveling obsession, and this new passion for photography – and combine them to give back to wildlife conservation.
On Instagram, I have fallen in love with this gallery name, “finding my focus”, which seems to strike a chord with me. Focusing in on be.do.co with Denise, my friend and travel partner for the past 25 years, has given me a new purpose for my passions.
The be for me is to be open… open to change, to new ideas and experiences, to finding happiness daily. The do is do take… take time to be with the ones you love, take advantage of every moment, take what’s been given to you and use it to help others. Co… is equally collect memories, experiences, friends and not things, and collaborate… on ideas, projects, business; making our journey more interesting and less lonely… be.do.co …
Indonesia is where I have lived and worked for more than 30 years with my husband and son. From the eastern islands, still redolent with the scent of spices to the volcanoes of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Flores; to Sumba with its megalithic stones or Toraja with its unique architecture and rugged scenery; to the last remaining forests in Kalimantan where orangutans still survive; to the hill tribes and birds of paradise in Papua … there is so much to stir the imagination.
Africa – Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and still more places to visit (and re-visit). Tori and I first went on safari in 2013 and we have been back every year since. We have seen astonishingly rich wildlife, savannah, tropical forests, volcanic lakes, so much natural beauty. We have walked, canoed, trekked, driven, been driven, flown, ridden camels … been joined by friends and family … made friends … made memories … dreamed dreams … and now we want to give back.
In Indonesia and in many African countries, there are alarming threats to this amazing diversity of nature. Human-wildlife conflict, poaching, exploitation for commerce – there is a lot to be sad about, to be mad about, to want to do something about. And so together Tori and I have created be.do.co, a socially and globally conscious shopping site, as a way to give back and to give us an even stronger connection to the places we have been and the people we have met. We can be inspired, we can do something to make a difference, and most importantly we can collaborate with extraordinary, compassionate people, and give back to remarkable conservation projects. be.do.co …
"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together"
the bedoco community
be.do.co wants to create a network, a community of people committed to ‘giving back’ so that wildlife can thrive in their natural environment in balance with the needs of the human race. We want to share stories of courage and compassion, tell tales of wonder, and feature photos & videos from top wildlife photographers. We want to chart new journeys. If you would like to connect with us, or if you have ideas for collaboration, please contact us. In the words of the African proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’. Let’s go far in this journey to honour and protect the wildlife of Africa and Indonesia, together.