Handmade | Fairtrade | Energetic | Wholesale
These beaded earrings are made from tagua nuts grown wild in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador. Your customers will appreciate the natural wood grain texture which is highlighted when tagua is lightly dyed, like these orange earrings. The touch of wood grain is light and unobtrusive, but gives the earrings a delicate, organic look.
The tagua used in these earrings is gathered from the large pods that drop from ivory tagua palms. These palms are an integral and useful plant in the rainforest. The processing of the nuts, including gathering, drying, cutting, dying, polishing and crafting into jewelry, all provides jobs - usually to indigenous people living in and around the rainforest.
We work with a women’s cooperative in an indigenous village. These women work together to craft tagua beads and other, usually natural, beads into lovely jewelry. They are seeking out world-wide markets through their partnership with MyWholesaleBoutique.com. All our interactions with the cooperative are on a fair trade basis.
Once we receive your order, we will place the order with the artisan(s) who will create the item. The items are made once the order is received to ensure the best quality. The items are not sitting in a warehouse somewhere.
We will communicate the length of time it will take for you to get your order, this will generally be between two to six weeks depending on the size of your order, and the local availability of the inputs into the products you order.
All the items on our store include a weight. As you put items into your shopping cart, the weight is totalled and the cost of the shipping is calculated. All of our shipping is done by weight from Ecuador to your country.
You have an option of using the postal system or using UPS for shipping. UPS is more expensive, but they will help you more with the customs declarations. The postal system is less expensive, but you may have to go to your local postal office to complete a customs declaration.
All of our items are shipped with an invoice detailing the items and the amounts paid for the items so that any customs fees can be appropriately applied.
Many of our products support sustainable use of the Amazon Rainforest