New Jewelry on the Way

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Utopia is super excited to be carrying Organic Tagua Jewelry.

All of their products are handcrafted from a palm tree nut native to the lush tropical rainforests of Ecuador. Also referred to as the Ecuadorean Ivory Palm, the Tagua tree produces several bushels of seed pods a year with up to 100 Tagua nuts per pod. These 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 of animal ivory without doing any harm to any animals or the rain forests where it is gathered.

About the Jewelry

All of the Organic Tagua Jewelry is handmade and dyed using high-grade certified organic vegetable dyes imported from Italy.

Organic Tagua Jewelry is a fair trade company. Its mission is to promote the beautiful, eco-friendly, and 100% sustainable Tagua Ivory around the world. By doing so, they empower villagers in their founders’ home village in Ecuador by providing reliable employment and a decent living wage. They have a very special and direct relationship with our artisans since one of their founders still lives in the village. Their artisans are their friends and neighbors, and they are proud to promote their work. Through direct equitable trade, their artisans are able to eat better, keep their children in school, and invest in their futures, while keeping their traditions alive and vibrant. The production of their products keeps these families, their local economy, and their beautiful natural environment strong today and for generations to come.
Before you come shopping, you might want to watch this video about the company and their products.

 

10 Quotes for Living Well

Utopia is about living well, feeling good, and getting going. While we can save you time, save you money, and offer a bit of delight, there’s more to life than shopping. Here are 10 quotes from people who knew a bit about living well. Enjoy and share.

1. “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” – Carl Jung

2. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” Leo Buscaglia

3. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

4. “Don’t complain about getting older, it is a privilege denied to many.” – Unknown

5. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson

6. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

7. “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” – Stephen King

8. “Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

9. “I woke up and realized life is great and people are awesome and life is worth living.” – Hulk Hogan

10. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.” – Hugh Hefner

We’ve Been Shopping…

 

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The Spring clothes are arriving almost daily, and they’re going out almost as fast! Stop by Utopia and see what’s new for Spring. We have great items for men and women. Designer brands include Tahari Jeans, Jhane Barnes, Ros Graison, Tallia, In Add Minus, and more — all at amazing prices.

In addition, we’ve got the basics you need. Designer Tees start at just $10.99.

As always, the store changes constantly and when an item is gone, it’s gone. Don’t miss out on our fabulous selection! If you’re in Santa Fe, take a short drive, grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants, and enjoy Utopia’s unique shopping experience. If you’re in Eldorado. swing in, say hi, and get them before they’re gone!