The Tagua Nut
When the tagua nuts dry they become very hard and their colour and consistency resembles that of ivory. The use of the Tagua nut is an alternative to Ivory which encourages the growth and maintenance of the Tagua Palms. It provides an alternative to cutting down rainforests for farming and promotes the reforestation and preservation of the rain forests, stimulating the local economies and microenterprises in South America.
Our tagua accessories are produced under a rigorous sustainable process, where the artisans thrive in a healthy environment and are paid fair wages.
We use only natural and edible dyes in our dying process and fix the colours on the nuts with a mix of lemons and salt, with any remains discharged safely.