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Tagua Nut Necklace, Brown

£18.00


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PLEASE NOTE:

We are currently away on our yearly buying trip! You are free to place orders on the website, but please be aware that any items ordered after Monday 9th January 2019 will NOT be packed and posted out to you until Tuesday 12th February 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Paul Wolfenden
(Owner) at THE FAIR TRADE STORE

Specification
Product Code JTJ009Y
Availability Availability - in stock In stock - ready for despatch

This elegant, Fair Trade necklace is made from Tagua nuts, also known as vegetable ivory, which come from an endangered palm tree that only grows in the tropical rainforests of the South American Pacific coasts.

•  The 3 large Tagua nut seeds of this necklace come in a dark brown colour and have a smooth, polished and luxurious finish.

•  They are combined with numerous smaller "unpeeled"  natural brown seeds and a knotted olive green cotton cord.

•  Complete the look with a matching seed bracelet and earrings for a really striking effect.

This Fair Trade Tagua nut necklace was handmade in Lima, Peru.

Dimensions - the drop when worn is 38 cm approximately.

Did you know?
The Tagua nuts mature into a hard, white ‘ivory-like’ substance (hence the reference to the term vegetable ivory) and are harvested without damaging either the plant, or it's natural surroundings. The Tagua nut is a renewable and sustainable product, and helps support the employment of nearly 35,000 people in the rainforests.
Most importantly, tagua is replacing the slaughter of mammal ivory in the textile and fashion industries.

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 from the shell 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 Tagua seed can then be cut into different shapes and forms.
It is also possible to dye the nut in a variety of different natural colours.
This process reveals the structure and veins of the pure cellulose material giving each piece an individual aspect and a natural look.

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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