Handmade | Fairtrade | Casual | Wholesale
This casual beaded necklace has a modern flare with its laid back mix of brown and blue. The brown beds are acai seeds and the long blue tube beads are carved tagua nuts. Through this necklace you bring your customers a practical and beautiful necklace that they will reach for time after time.
Acai is both a berry and a seed. Over the past few years, acai berry and juice has become a popular diet supplement. But did you know that after processing the berry for pulp and juice, the remaining seed can be recycled? They are dried, colored and hand strung – they are a great eco-friendly way to use the “leftovers” and create jobs.
Through the purchase of this necklace, you embrace and celebrate the diversity of regional cultures, ideas and resources from around the world. This necklace is handmade by a women’s cooperative in the highlands of Ecuador. The women formed the cooperative to pass along their skills to new members and to build sustainable livelihoods, doing the work that they love while they move their families out of poverty.
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