- Color: Mottled grey
- Composition: 53% cotton, 24% recylcled polyester, 23% p.e.t
- Heart pocket
- Slightly fitted cut
- Closing: Natural buttons in corozo (palm kernel)
Kevin is 1m82 tall, weights 71kg and wears size M.
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Spanish term for vegetable ivory, corozo or tagua is the inner pulpit of the ivory palm fruit - called albumen - native to the Amazon rainforest. It can be carved, turned and polished as easily as ivory.
The discovery of the corozo dates back to 1798 when Spanish explorers Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón set out to explore the Peruvian jungle in the upper Amazon. They discovered that the first to use the palm tree to make jewellery and objects were the Quechuas Indians.
The sailors also worked the corozo and made small boxes and snuffboxes out of it. In 1865, a steamboat left Esmeraldas in Ecuador for Hamburg and took on board a cargo of tagua. The Germans then discovered vegetable ivory and began to make buttons and small ornamental objects such as thimbles and jewellery.
Recycled polyester is made from pre- or post-consumer waste, such as plastic bottles. The reuse of this plastic waste into a new fabric saves 59% in energy and 32% in CO2 emissions, compared to the manufacture of conventional polyester.