Size: Free Size, recommend hand around 20 centimeters or less.
** Since the commodity is a natural plant seed, so every piece never the same, but inside there are some Tortoise are a normal phenomenon, it is growing every Tagua traces! **
Material: Tagua Nuts
Amazon rainforest produced Tagua Nuts, his texture, color related to the ivory similar. The jewelry made of more than the United States, has a long history of use as early as the time of Spanish colonization of South America, it has been using TAGUA NUT as European nobles upscale dress buttons.
** Due Tagua, Pambil, Açaí and other natural plant materials, so try not to touch the water. In the maintenance as long as dry, soft cloth before you can put away. **
Founder Amanda Judge, previously working in the financial industry for a long period of busy life to make her feel like the future is always consumed her passion for life. So she went back to school at age 26 to study her, and for her master's thesis while visiting the South American countryside to do a series of studies to reduce poverty related issues such as the South American countryside.
She found that only tropical rain forest in Ecuador produced TAGUA NUT, his texture, color related to the ivory similar. The jewelry made of more than beautiful, in fact, has a very long history of use; early in the Spanish colonial South America, he had already had to use TAGUA NUT as European nobles upscale dress buttons. Not only have a certain demand for practical, but also bring sustainable change for poor communities in South America.
She started thinking about how to introduce by way of fair dealing TAGUA NUT and modern jewelry design integration; therefore The Andean Collection established in New York, and set up a workstation in Ecuador in 2008. Even now, in addition to more than 100 craftsmen and 10 workstations, and in 15 countries and 2,000 shops nationwide sold.
The design team in the use of color plus TAGUA NUT original bright colors and soft tones, combined with American design style and natural and rustic metal materials, plus artisan craftsmanship, and constantly develop bold, new style jewelry!
The Andean Collection materials used, whether Tagua, Pambil, Açaí, horns or alpaca (alpaca) are natural and handmade products. All materials at the time of harvest, are not compromised by the trees and the animals themselves do harvesting methods, then by low pollution, low labor victims of the process, and maintain each product its natural and unique shape.
And in July 2013 officially changed its name Faire Collection, in addition to Ecuador in South America, but also Asia, Vietnam, Africa, Swaziland Jinan set up workstations, in addition to coaching the local people make a variety of beautiful jewelry, but also with local cultural system to make series exclusively local products.
Faire Collection in 2012 and GIZ (German International Cooperation Agency) to launch the Amazon Rainforest Project; The Andean Collection allows the project to local and farmers' cooperative, and long-term track from the production, planting to harvest the seed supply chain, and The Andean Collection The goods are sold every piece of lifting aside a certain portion of the money used in job training, education scholarships, interest-free loans and distress relief programs and forest protection plan, you are going to buy beautiful jewelry, but also for the planet an effort to make!
Origin / manufacturing methods
Hand-made origin Ecuador