These fair trade earrings are festive and fun. Handmade out of the tagua nut from the Amazon, they are colorful and lightweight.
Tagua is often referred to as an ecological alternative to ivory. The tagua nut comes from the Ivory-nut Palm Tree in areas throughout the Amazon rainforest. Once dried, the nut can be carved and is then colored with non-toxic dyes and hand polished.
Approximately 1.5" long.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
This piece of tagua jewelry was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Colombia. The majority of the artisans have been adversely affected by years of civil war and violence in Colombia. Through fair trade they not only receive sustainable wages but have access to micro loans, healthcare and education for their children. Your purchase enhances the well being of the women and their families, as well as promoting ecological sustainability.
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