Tagua Elephant Brooch
Wear this elephant brooch with pride - it has been carved by hand from a single Tagua Nut by Olga and Elisa of the Yurac Muyo Project in Ecuador.
The Yurac Muyo Project is part of a nationwide group of World Fair Trade Organisation producers, who provide fairly paid work opportunities for marginalised artisans around the world.
'Oh and um, what is Tagua?', we hear you cry. Well, Tagua is a nut from a type of palm that grows in the South American jungle. Often known as 'vegetable ivory', it is a sustainable and completely environmentally sound alternative to animal ivory.
Pop two or three colours in your basket and let the herd run riot on your lapel. Available in wine red, egg yolk orange, grass green and greenish teal.
Brand: Just Trade
Size: 3 x 4 cm
Material: Tagua front with a gold plated base metal brooch back
Care instructions: Tagua may darken slightly over time, this is normal. It can be buffed up with a soft white cotton cloth. Although hardwearing, if dropped on a hard surface tagua could break. Never immerse tagua in water as this can cause it to crack
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