Thursday, February 28, 2013

Designer Spotlight: Organic Tagua Jewelry


All of Organic Tagua Jewelry products are handcrafted from a tagua tree nut native to the lush tropical rainforests of Ecuador, Peru, and Columbia. Also referred to as the Ecuadorean Ivory Palm, the Tagua tree produces several bushels of seed pods a year with up to 100 Tagua nuts per pod. These nuts are then harvested, dried, and crafted into a wide range of products from vibrant modern jewelry, ornate figurines, to everyday items like shirt buttons. Known as Vegetable Ivory, Tagua has the same appearance, density, and feel of animal ivory without doing any harm to elephants or the rainforests where it is gathered.


All of their Organic Tagua Jewelry is hand-made by Ecuadorean artisans and is dyed using vibrant organic vegetable dyes from Italy. Due to the scarcity and unique nature of hand-made goods, there may be slight color and size variances. 

 
Organic Tagua Jewelry's mission is to promote the beautiful, eco-friendly, and 100% sustainable Tagua  around the world. By doing so, they empower families and workers in their founders' home village in Ecuador by providing reliable employment and a decent living wage. One of their founders still lives in this village, so they have a very special and direct relationship with our artisans.

 

Their products also aid with preservation of the Amazon Rainforest and its wildlife, since the tagua nut provides shelter and nourishment to forest animals like agoutis and squirrels. The left over materials and byproducts of the tagua nut also help feed the livestock in the village. Additionally, the promotion and sale of tagua helps with the preservation of various mammals like elephants, whales, and walruses whom have been slaughtered to near extinction for their ivory.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Item of the Day: Green Tree Jewelry Diamond Earrings


The Green Tree Jewelry Diamond Earrings are laser cut and made from a very thin strong multi-layered sustainable wood. The coloring is stained into the wood with a non-toxic natural dye. All earring findings are silver-plated surgical steel and nickel-free for sensitive ears. Made in the USA. Available in Green (as shown). $12.





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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Arrival: Organic Tagua Jewelry Bracelet

Check out the newest arrivals at ecolissa.com!


The Organic Tagua Jewelry Bracelet is a Fair trade, handmade bracelet. Made of tagua nut, also know as vegetable ivory, which is a tree seed. 100% vegan. Available in Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown, or Black. $15.


This product also aids with the preservation of the Amazon Rainforest and its wildlife, since the tagua nut provides shelter and nourishment to forest animals like agoutis and squirrels. The left over materials and byproducts of the tagua nut also help feed the livestock in the village. Additionally, the promotion and sale of tagua helps with the preservation of various mammals like elephants, whales, and walruses whom have been slaughtered to near extinction for their ivory.



Ecolissa.com carries the hottest eco friendly and vegan fashions!

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Arrival: Threads 4 Thought Ombre Leggings

Check out the newest arrivals at ecolissa.com!


The Threads 4 Thought Ombre Legging features a strong organic cotton and spandex blend making it a stretchy and durable knit. Made from 95% Organic Cotton and 5% spandex. Fabrics are dyed using low impact dyes. Often, water used in the dye process is purified and then reused. Imported. Available in Marina (as shown). $29.99.




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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How to Dress Eco When You're Expecting


On occasion we are asked which items from Ecolissa.com would work during pregnancy. While we don't carry maternity wear we do carry lots of soft, comfortable pieces that are appropriate for pregnant and non-pregnant women alike! We want you to be able to stay green while you grow your baby.

Here are some of our current styles:



 
 



You can find these and other sustainable styles at Ecolissa.com!

Here are some other sites for eco friendly maternity wear: