A combination of acaí, jaboncillo and tagua discs in bright colors come together with a twist in this bold necklace.
The Tagua nut grows from the Ecuadorian Ivory Palm, Phytelephas aequatorialis, or literally, “plant elephant,” and is commonly referred to as “vegetable ivory.” The medium-sized palm, reaching up to 60 feet tall, grows quickly and easily in shady, humid places hidden below larger trees. Tagua grows from regenerative pods, which emerge from the palm's trunks. The pods are removed from the palm and the seeds are left to dry in the sun for 3-5 months before they are ready to be carved into jewelry.
Handmade by Fair Trade artisans in South America. The purchase of this product helps bring sustainable change to impoverished communities in South America. The artisans are offered the opportunity to participate in the global market while inspiring customers with access to the elusive world of the rural Andes.
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Fair Trade is a market based approach to solving social, economic and environmental injustice. Under Fair Trade standards, producers in developing countries are afforded economic opportunities to better their living conditions and have more control over their own lives. At the same time, environmental sustainability is given high priority as a key element in growth for current and future generations. Learn more about Fair Trade >
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