Fabulous bracelet made of multiple strands of açai seeds connected by two rectangular pieces of tagua nut. Handcrafted by Columbian fair trade artisans, the beads are strung on elastic so it's easy on and off. A really lovely piece that's sure to be noticed.
The men and women employed by Encanto, the company behind this line of jewelry, enjoy their work not only because they are paid a fair wage, but because of the respect shown for their work and their opinions.
The Tagua industry in Colombia has developed into a source of fair trade revenue in both urban craftsmen's studios and the rural communities where the seed is planted and harvested.
Tagua jewelry craftspeople earn up to 5 times more than they would if they worked on plantations or cattle ranches, both of which require clear-cutting the rainforests. The eco-friendly tagua nut thus provides a respectable and sustainable income for the workers.