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.