Recently, I wrote about how gorgeous and sustainable tagua nuts are; a renewable resource from the rainforest, tagua nuts make unique jewelry and accessories that also enable the local people from the Amazon region to earn a fair wage without cutting down acres of forest to plant crops there (once the topsoil is used for agriculture for a few years, desertification sets in, and rainforest is lost forever). The Andean Collection's colorful pieces pictured on this page are all made from tagua nuts and according to the site, "In addition to being paid fair wages, our artisans share in the profits of the company as partial owners of The Andean Collection."
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This post was previously published on Eco-Chick, and is reprinted with permission. More from Eco-Chick:
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