JOHN HARDY COMPANY
WHEN BALINESE ARTISANS CRAFT a John Hardy bracelet, they celebrate a culture, protect an environment and, with the support of FedEx, reach halfway around the world to create meaningful connections. From early sketches to final gem work, handcrafted pieces often take up to two years to reach consumers. Yet with the help of FedEx Express and FedEx Ground, John Hardy Company owners Damien Dernoncourt and Guy Bedarida are able to tap into the individual strengths of each country/territory in which they operate. Artisans and designers collaborate in Bali and Bangkok. Distribution headquarters in Hong Kong align with sales and marketing in New York. And major retailers enable thousands of customers around the world to fall in love with wearable works of art. As a result, John Hardy runs a global business that incorporates Balinese culture into everyday practices and replenishes local resources with its own sustainable bamboo reforestation program. And the more than 800 people employed by John Hardy in Bali have the means to build better futures for their families and communities.