Olga Lucia Morán, hand makes these fresh necklaces and bracelets out of South American rainforest and lowland seeds in Pucara, Ecuador.
The beautifully colored Acai (ah-sai-ee) seeds of the Acaipalm are gathered raw and then pigmented. The fruit surrounding the seed, sustainably harvested for food and often served as a beverage, has gained global fame in recent years due to its high antioxidant and energizing properties. The commercialization of these seeds allows both farmers and artisans to make livable wages.
The Andean Collection brings you great fashion forward designs, while creating a greener planet, and providing a path out of poverty for artisans using fair-trade principles. In addition to being paid fair wages, their artisans share in the profits of the company as partial owners.
Photo | Raymond Haddad for Sugarcube®