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Sliced Tagua (Vegetable Ivory) Elasticated Bracelet, Pink

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Product Code TUM014Y
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Ethical Fair Trade bracelet from Ecuador, carefully constructed using sliced pink discs of smooth tagua (vegetable ivory).

•    Elasticated, so will fit most wrist sizes. 

•   This tagua nut (vegetable ivory) bracelet was handmade in the workshop of the Tituana family in Rio Napo in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Please note: specks of the brown shell skin of the tagua nut are visible - this is completely normal and add to the unique, natural appeal of this item.

DIMENSIONS - the larger pieces have a diameter of 2.5 cm approximately.

Did you know?
Tagua is also known as vegetable ivory and is a totally sustainable alternative to elephhant ivory. 

From the heart of the Amazon grows a special tree called the Tagua, or Ivory Palm. It produces an extraordinary fruit, the tagua nut, which has been used by the indiginous people for buttons, jewellery and carved objects for centuries.

When ripe the seedpods fall to the ground and are gathered and dried for a period of up to 2 years after which they become extremely hard. 
The Tagua nut seeds need to be dried naturally to separate it from its shell. Once separated, it has a dark skin which must be removed to reveal the beautiful ivory colour. With some polishing the seed has a fantastic finish.

The seeds are then cut into different shapes and dyed in a variety of natural colours, revealing the veins of the pure cellulose material giving each piece an individual and natural look.
Most importantly, tagua is replacing the slaughter of mammal ivory in the textile and fashion industries as the only natural alternative to animal ivory. 
Furthermore, the income received from tagua crops is a strong incentive to maintain the trees of the Amazon.

Delivery

You should receive your delivery within 2-5 days from placing your online order with us.

We always let you know by email that your order is being dealt with and also when it’s gone in the post - so you won’t be kept in the dark!

However, please allow up to 5 working days before you contact us with any issues.

Deliveries are made by Royal Mail from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 3pm.

Returns

You must notify us of your intentions within 30 days of your initial receipt of the goods. We will then agree with you what action to take, including the opportunity to exchange your unwanted product for another item.

(Please use the contact us page to get in touch with us. This page also includes the address to send your "returns".)

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