Indigenous Engraved Ivory Palm (tagua Seed) Necklace Handmade in Colombia undyed Vegan Cruelty Free (Back to Your Roots)

Brand: DAGUA BORN IN CALIFORNIA 2017 VEGAN ECOFRIENDLY CRUELTY FREE

Color: Ivory and brown

Features:

  • Ecofriendly biodegradable handmade necklace made of tagua seed (ivory palm) and natural fiber.
  • Made by women in Colombia who get 50% of the price you pay.
  • No varnish, dyes, fragances or preservatives. Just seeds. Indigenous design to connect you with your roots.
  • No dyes, cruelty free and vegan. We never use plastic, only recycled paper for labels and boxes made in the USA.
  • Necklace made in Colombia, designed in the USA by DAGUA, a woman onwned California small business.

Binding: Jewelry

Details: Tagua by DAGUA - Ivory palm handmade necklaces No dyes - cruelty free - vegan - made by women in Colombia - eco-friendly - sustainable. Dollars and sense: Transparent prices mean you can see exactly where your money is going. Who makes these necklaces? I found a small business owned by a woman in Colombia. They are housewives or single moms from the neighborhood who gather at a small workshop in one of their houses. I decided to support this project because I am proud of women who love handcrafting, regardless their socio-economical position. I buy only undyed, natural necklaces made of tagua and natural fiber strings (I don't use leather, only natural vegan fibres). What is tagua?: Phytelephas is a genus containing six known species of palms (family Arecaceae), occurring from southern Panama along the Andes to Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, northwestern Brazil, and Peru. They are commonly known as ivory palms, ivory-nut palms or tagua palms. Phytelephas means "plant elephant". The "nut" is covered with pericarp, which gets removed by animals. The kernel is covered with a brown, flaky skin and shaped like a small avocado, roughly 4–8 cm in diameter. Why is it called vegetal ivory?: The white, dried endosperm inside the seeds contains a substance called hemicellulose that becomes very hard and dense, so it can be carved and polished like elephant tusks. Where does it come from?: Vegetable ivory stimulates local economies in South America, provides an alternative to cutting down rainforests for farming, and prevents elephants from being killed for the ivory in their tusks. The Colombian ivory palm (P. schottii) and P. tenuicaulis, both formerly included in P. macrocarpa, are the usual source of the product in Colombia.

Package Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.8 x 1.0 inches


Collections: Colombia




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