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
Designs commissioned from top designers across the world to support wildlife conservation.
Give back to wildlife conservation in Africa and Indonesia with your style choices.
Shop in our store - for every piece purchased we donate 20% of the retail price to a conservation project.
Wear your heart on your sleeve, your fingers, your wrists - indeed all over your body.
Connect to wildlife websites and read the stories of the heroes in the field.
Follow the photo gallery celebrating the natural world, the animals, the people.
Support the handicraft traditions of Africa and Indonesia.
Join the be.do.co community and share these inspiring stories with the world.
Life in Bali for the past 30 years has been good. I have a jewelry manufacturing business, grown from nothing in partnership with my Javanese husband. I have three children all of whom are now involved in the family business one way or another.
I travelled a lot in America, Europe and Asia when I was younger, and then I landed in Bali – which is where life sort of took over. For the past few years, with the kids more independent and the business well-established, I have been back on the road exploring and have discovered that I love it more than ever. Picking up and learning the ins and outs of DSLR cameras has enhanced this pleasure and has taken me to ever more beautiful and inspiring destinations all over the world.
On Instagram, I have fallen in love with this gallery hashtag, “finding my focus”, which seems to strike a chord with me. Part of finding my focus has been to create be.do.co, which enables me to combine my life and business in Indonesia, my love of Africa, my travelling obsession, and this new passion for photography. Focusing in on be.do.co with Denise, my friend and travel partner for more than 25 years, has given me a new purpose for my passions: to give back to conservation projects that support animals, habitats and communities.
The be of be.do.co 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 to 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.