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Artes Cerro Grande

Main Contact
Holger Apolinario
Tel: (593) 94039521

Key products/services

Hand crafted tagua products.


Artes Cerro Grande is made up of artisan peasants dedicated to fishing and crafting. They are located along the Pacific Ocean in Santa Elena province in Ecuador.

Artes Cerro Grande feel responsibility and respect for the materials that nature has provided for them so they strive to produce crafts that represent the environment that surrounds them.

This association is part of the solidarity economy where they believe that economic development is linked to ethical policies such as fair trade and environmental protection.

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Ethical Focus & Policy

Artes Cerro Grande is a partnership that seeks to develop the community through the commercialisation of their crafts in national and international markets. They produce jewellery made from tagua and pearl shell.

Their social objective is to add to new generations of craftsmen, with paid work, supporting the progress of the community and keeping alive an ancient tradition.

They practice fair trade policies, humanitarian work and environmental conservation.

The collection of materials is sustainable and involves no environmental or animal damage. The jewellery is handmade and creates no chemical residues or contaminants. Colour is created by putting the tagua through a cooking process.

Contact Info

You can contact Artes Cerro Grande directly at [email protected]. However, please note the artisans only speak Spanish.

Please contact Felipe Yerovi if you do not speak Spanish.

Pricing information

$15.00 – $45.00

Products and services

Jewellery made with pearl shell and tagua/ vegetable ivory.

Minimum order criteria

30 units

Maximum order criteria

100 units

Typical Product lead times

20 days

Closest shipping ports

Ship worldwide through the national exportation program Exporta Fácil from Correos del Ecuador. Up to 4 days.