Good Deeds and Seeds Necklace

Good Deeds and Seeds Necklace

24.00

Versatile and natural. How? Well you can wear this jewellery as a chocker style necklace or as a bracelet. Made out of Chirilla seeds which work well in the production of jewellery they can be dyed in a wide range of colours.

The seeds must be collected at the perfect moment- while they are still attached to the plant, but after they have begun to dry. The dark skin of the seed is removed in a tumbler filled with sandy water (which acts as a natural abrasive). Seeds are then drilled and submerged into boiling dye. After two days of drying time, seeds are finally ready to be made into playful jewellery.

DETAIL 

Materials: Tagua discs, acai seeds, cord 

Size: 13in (33cm) total length

Handcrafted in: Colombia 

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IMPACT

Sapia, formerly Piel Acida, was originally conceived in 1995 by Ana Piedrahita, an entrepreneur in Colombia's capital city of Bogota. Piedrahita had seen a box from Uruguay that was produced from dried orange peel, and recognised the potential for producing a wide array of unique and intriguing items from this material. She decided to pursue a business specialising in the design and production of the products. The organisation was formally registered in 2000. 

Sapia has incorporated fair trade principles in its operation, as it seeks to develop the artisan-based handicraft sector in Colombia. While Colombia has recently achieved a relatively good macroeconomic climate, people in the lower income brackets continue to face serious challenges. They have used their sales growth as an opportunity to reach out to other artisan groups in rural areas of the country.