Açai (ah-sigh-ee)

Açai berries are renowned for their potent, antioxidants, and energizing health benefits.  The fruit is processed and sold as frozen pulp, juice, or an ingredient in various products from beverages, smoothies, foods, cosmetics and supplements.

Açai seeds are reclaimed after the berries are processed.

Açai seeds are drilled by hand and dyed in small batches to a wide variety of colors.

Tagua (taɡwa)

Tagua is a nut from a palm–like tree. It is also know as the vegetable ivory because of its rich ivory color and shiny texture, Tagua discourage the harming of elephants for ivory. They are harvested after the nuts has alredy dropped to the forrest floor, allowing the plant to continue to reproduce undisturbed. Once the Tagua nuts are collected, they are dried, sliced, polished and then dyed.

Huayruro

The Huayruro tree is native to Peru and has been an important part of Peruvian indigenous culture for centuries. They are naturally red (female) or red with a black spot (male) and are said to bring good fortune, abundance and a symbol of fertility while also warding off negative energy. Huayruro seeds make powerful charm bracelets which are popular as gifts for those in need of a little good luck.

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