Andean Collection Sofia Earrings

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Item # wac140

Description

Add a stylish pop of color with these earrings from Andean Collection. Vibrant tagua discs are accented with sterling silver to create a bright, yet understated look. Dress 'em up or down. These are perfect posts for yoga poses (cute and functional - they stay out of the way of your downward dog). But they also automatically give you an air of casual polish that lends itself well to a variety of situations...
  • Care: avoid exposur to water
Material - Tagua nut and 925 sterling silver (surgical steel earring posts)
Made In - Ecuador

Additional Info

The Tagua (tahg-wah) nut grows from the Ecuadorian Ivory Palm, Phytelephas aequatorialis, or literally, "plant elephant," and is commonly referred to as "vegetable ivory." The medium-sized palm, reaching up to 60 feet tall, grows quickly and easily in shady, humid places hidden below larger trees. Tagua grows from regenerative pods, which emerge from the palms' trunks. The pods are removed from the palm and the seeds are left to dry in the sun. The drying process for tagua, acai and pambil is weather dependent. In the dry season, the process lasts a few days to a week. During the rainy season it can take months for the seeds to dry to the point at which they can be used by the artisans.

Andean Collection Brand Story

What a cool company! Andean Collection is a preeminent brand of accessories, with a social mission that's as inspiring as its aesthetics. Designed in New York City and handcrafted by artisans in Ecuador, this jewelry truly fuses sustainability and style. Founder Amanda Judge created the company after doing field research for a Masters' thesis on poverty reduction in rural South America. She concluded that the biggest opportunity for sustainable economic growth was in jewelry making. Not only did Ecuador have a long, rich history of handcrafting jewelry out of rainforest seeds, but there was also a global demand for well-made, one of-kind pieces. Now partnering with over 65 artisans across 8 fair trade workshops, these amazing pieces make you look good and feel good.


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