Our Lidia earrings are made of all-natural paja toquilla. They are woven by hand by artisans in Montecristi, Ecuador.
- Ear wires are lead free, nickel free + hypoallergenic
- Dimensions: approximately 2" L
- Organic Vegetable dyes
- Handmade in Ecuador
- Please note: As paja toquilla is naturally sourced + 100% handmade that each earring is one-of-a-kind
ORGANIC TAGUA JEWELRY products are handcrafted from a palm tree nut native to the lush tropical rainforests of Ecuador. All Organic Tagua Jewelry is handmade + dyed using high-grade certified organic vegetable dyes imported from Italy.
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 rainforests where it is gathered.
Organic Tagua Jewelry's mission is to promote the beautiful, eco-friendly + 100% sustainable Tagua Ivory around the world. By doing so, they empower artisans in their founders' hometown in Ecuador by providing reliable employment + a decent living wage. They have a very special + direct relationship with their artisans as one of their founders still lives in the village. Their artisans are friends + 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 + vibrant.
The production of Tagua's sustainable + organic jewelry keeps these families, their local economy, and their beautiful natural environment strong today + for generations to come.