In the summer of 2004, designer Hannah Garrison was focused on making jewelry from recycled and found objects. Her island studio was also a gathering place for all kinds of people, especially musicians. Naturally, she began to pick up the refuse they left, and transform it into art – specifically, guitar string bracelets were born.

Her initial designs were gifted to and purchased by the girlfriends, wives and families of local musicians. After the initial inventory sold, Garrison moved to Mexico to work for a designer there, and the guitar string bracelet idea lay dormant for a few years. Then one day, back in NYC, she stumbled upon a Craigslist ad looking for someone who did interesting things with guitar strings. All of her ideas came tumbling back. Alongside the ex-president and publisher of Relix Magazine, the Wear Your Music concept was born: Bracelets made from guitar strings used and donated by acclaimed musicians with the profits going to the charities of their choosing.

The story begins there and continues...

Today, over 150 acclaimed musicians – including greats like Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, and Bonnie Raitt – donate their used strings.

Removed from the waste stream, the materials are handcrafted in Providence, RI and become one-of-a-kind music memorabilia. The collection, which originally included only bracelets, now includes a variety of timeless unisex designs.

Profits from the sales of these bracelets benefit any charity the musician chooses. The chosen charities span causes from rare diseases to music education to environmental awareness.

Wear Your Music has donated over half a million dollars to charity.


In 2016, Hannah Garrison bought out her business partner in an amicable transition. Since becoming the sole owner, she has re-aligned the company with its core mission and values. Wear Your Music is a values-driven, women-owned, merchandise company focused on sustainability and unique products for the music industry.

In 2019 Wear Your Music was chosen as one of the FedEx Small Business Grant Winners. Stay tuned to see what's next!

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