Gardenia Tagua Flower Pendant from Ecuador
Add Spring to your ensemble with an ivory-toned tagua flower that always looks fresh, whatever the season. Our Tagua Flower Pendant is handmade in Ecuador from tagua nuts, a renewable rainforest seed known as vegetable ivory for its likeness to real animal ivory, but with animal and habitat-friendly properties.
- Pendant measures 1 1/4 diameter x 19 inches long
- This tagua pendant will gently antique or darken over time
Handmade in Ecuador and fair trade imported
Naya Nayon Artisan Story
Naya Nayon, an Ecuador-based NGO, counters poverty and deforestation by creating new jobs that depend on conservation and responsible forest management. To accomplish this goal, the company works with 23 local artisans to create figurines, jewelry and ornaments from tagua nuts. These nuts grow year-round in Ecuador and can be harvested without detriment to the rainforest. Naya Nayon gives its artisans all the training, tools and materials they need to work from home, and then manages work distribution from the organizations main office to make sure orders are fairly distributed.