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Jewellery made with vegetable ivory/tagua nuts.
Tropitagua is an association of artisans, located in Sosote, a commune in Manabí – Ecuador. They produce jewellery made from tagua nuts; respecting nature, the environment and ancestral practices.
This organisation brings together 36 partners with the mission to support the economy of the families through the ancient technique of carving tagua.
Tropitagua create necklaces, bracelets and earrings inspired by the wildlife and natural shapes that surround them. The quality, detail and design are important factors for their production with the aim to create products that have an international market as well as local.
Ethical Focus & Policy
Around 150 families in the Sosote commune benefit from the economic activity of the tagua. 36 artisans of Tropitagua work together in a responsible and environmental way.
Tropitagua uses natural dyes to colour the products meaning the production chain is clean and free of chemicals.
The use of the tagua nut is particularly sustainable because the palms produce this fruit almost all year round, there is also no need to harm the plant or any native animal to pick the nut.
Tropitagua also seek to preserve the ancestral knowledge of indigenous communities in the region who have been engaged in this trade for generations.
You can contact Tropitagua directly at [email protected]. However, please note the artisans only speak Spanish.
Please contact Felipe Yerovi if you do not speak Spanish.
$35.00 – $45.00
Products and services
Jewellery, figures and animals, all made from tagua nut.
Minimum order criteria
Maximum order criteria
Typical Product lead times
45 days for large order.
Closest shipping ports
Ship worldwide through the national exportation program Exporta Fácil from Correos del Ecuador. Up to 4 days.