What's The Story? Organic Tagua Jewelry

How Tagua Jewelry is Made  
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   All Tagua jewelry is made from a palm tree nut native to the lush tropical rainforests of Ecuador. 
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   Also referred to as the Ecuadorean Ivory Palm, the Tagua tree produces several bushels of seed pods a year with up to 100 Tagua nuts per pod. 
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   These nuts are then harvested, dried, and crafted into a wide range of products like beautiful Tagua jewelry.
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   All Organic Tagua Jewelry is handmade and dyed using high-grade certified organic vegetable dyes. 
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   No two pieces are exactly the same.
   Organic Tagua Jewelry is eco-friendly, 100% sustainable and the palm tree provides shelter and nourishment for rainforest animals. Also known as Vegetable Ivory, Tagua has the same appearance, density, and feel of animal ivory without doing any harm to animals or the rainforests where it is gathered. This jewelry is a humane and beautiful alternative to illegal ivory from elephants, whales and walruses.
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The Company
   Organic Tagua Jewelry is family owned and operated. The artisans in Manabi, Ecuador are their friends and neighbors, and they are proud to promote their work. Through direct equitable trade, the company is able to provide reliable employment and a decent living wage to their artisans. This enables artisan families to eat better, keep their children in school, and invest in their futures while keeping their traditions alive and vibrant.
  Sustaining the rainforest!

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Fun Facts: 
   Panama Hats are and always have been from Ecuador and not from Panama! These finely woven hats were first shipped to Panama and acquired the name that reflects their point of international sale rather than their place of domestic origin.
Destination:  Manabi, Ecuador
     Manabi, Ecuador is located along the central part of Ecuador's Pacific Coast and is known for its beautiful beaches, quaint fishing villages and Machalilla National Park, with its rich vegetation, rain forest and varied species of fauna. Manabi also produces many handicrafts and is known worldwide for its pottery and panama hats.