Twice has an exciting new line of sustainable jewelry, Once Nuts, made out of nuts and berry seeds.
Also known as vegetable ivory (palm ivory, or corozo), Tagua beads are produced from the seeds of Phytelephas (family Arecaceae), a specie of palm native to South America. Tagua earned its popularity because of its resemblance to elephant ivory. Contrarily to elephant teeth, however, vegetable ivory is a highly sustainable, cruelty-free material. The white nut is harvested, dried, sliced and dyed in beautiful colors by people in South America. Tagua was used to make buttons, before the introduction of plastic in buttons manufacturing, which put the jobs of all those people at risk and accelerated poverty in countries already battered by scarcity. By purchasing tagua nut products, you are supporting those workers and helping eliminating elephant hunting for ivory.
Acai beads are produced from the fruit seeds of the açaí palm, native to Brazil and Peru. Acai is largely advertised as a dietary supplement, but while the curative properties of the berry has never been scientifically proven, the use of its seeds is a highly sustainable material that can be used to make natural jewelry. Acai beads come in many gorgeous colors.
Our nuts and seeds come from a trusted supplier who offers respectfully traded beads.
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