Organic Tagua Jewelry's mission is to promote the beautiful, eco-friendly, and 100% sustainable Tagua Ivory around the world. Each piece of the organic jewelry is handcrafted from the Tagua tree as known as the Ecuadorean Ivory Palm found in the lush tropical rainforests of Ecuador. The Tagua tree produces several bushels of seed pods per year with up to 100 Tagua nuts per pod. The nuts are then harvested, dried, and crafted into a wide range of products from vibrant modern jewelry, ornate figurines, to everyday items like shirt buttons. Also known as Vegetable Ivory, Tagua has the same appearance, density, and feel as animal ivory without doing any harm to any animals or the rainforests where it is gathered.
The Organic Tagua Jewelry company is a fair-trade company that stands behind empowering local artisans in the founders' hometown of Ecuador. This allows local artisans to maintain reliable employment and a decent living wage. The artisans are our friends and neighbors, and I am proud to promote their work. Through direct equitable trade, the artisans are able to eat better, keep their children in school, and invest in their futures, while keeping their traditions alive and vibrant.