TAGUA NUT NECKLACE MULTICOLOURED BUTTERFLY ETHICALLY SOURCED FAIR TRADE
This beautiful multicoloured “Butterfly” necklace is made from Tagua nut, the seed of the Ivory Palm which grows wild in the Amazonian rainforests of Ecuador and Colombia.
The Tagua nut has been used for centuries to make buttons, jewellery and carved objects. The harvesting of tagua supports around 35,000 indigenous people living and working both in the Amazon and craft communities throughout Colombia and Ecuador. The income this generates creates a strong incentive to preserve the forest where the trees grow. The nuts are left to dry for 3 years before they can be cut, shaped,polished and coloured with natural dyes.
Not only do the Tagua harvests provide employment for local communities, farmers and craftspeople, the Ivory Palm can be sustainably harvested encouraging the preservation, care and nurture of the rainforest land and habitat.
Max length 22 cm long. The necklace length is adjustable.
Colours are very similar to the design shown but can vary.
We are a Fair trade company and the majority of our suppliers belong either to BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers) or the WFTO (World Fair trade Organisation). Both ourselves and our suppliers adhere to the 10 principles of Fair trade.
All our products are handmade. We chose suppliers who work with artisan groups, individual craftspeople, family groups or small businesses favouring natural and sustainable materials created with traditional skills.
This item includes a 100% money back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase send it back in the same condition within 30 days and you will receive a full refund.