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The Butchart Chronicles : October 19, 2014

Encanto Jewelry

Encanto Jewelry Collection

Jewelry Made From Nature To Help Save Nature

Encanto is an eco-friendly, fair trade company that works with the seed of a palm-like tree called Tagua. Tagua (pronounced TAG-WAH) is a seed from a palm-like tree that grows in the tropical rainforests of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil. Also known as The Vegetable Ivory, Tagua highlights the shapes, textures, tones, and colors found in nature.

Tagua discourages the use of actual ivory in jewelry production.  

Tagua is a versatile material that has the innate ability to absorb color brightly. The production of Tagua preserves vital natural rainforest land and habitat.

The Tagua seeds are harvested after the seed has already dropped to the forest floor, allowing the plant to continue to reproduce undisturbed.

Take a look at the selection of jewelry made from Tagua in the Seed and Gift StoreBecause Tagua is a natural material, sizes, shapes and colors will vary, giving each piece a unique, one-of-a-kind quality. Encanto is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. Unique, colourful, gentle on the environment and fair trade - a perfect gift for you or someone that shares these values and attributes.

The stages of tagua