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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.
Organic cotton certified GOTS
Farmed without GMOs, nor pesticides or chemical fertilisers (agricultural insecticides are replaced by natural fertilisers such as compost, which helps maintain healthy and sustainably productive soil), organic cotton also requires minimal watering since intensive irrigation is not needed.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres comprising of major social and economical aspects. The broad range of criteria and requirements ensures the organic nature of the textiles, from the harvesting of the raw materials to the manufacturing, the packaging, the labelling and the distribution.
On a social level, the GOTS label asks businesses to inform their employees of the contents of the minimal social criteria while promising them safe and hygienic working conditions. A non-discrimination clause, the prohibition of child labour, the prohibition of violent or inhumane treatment, an ethical code of conduct, as well as decent working conditions and living wages are all required by the certification scheme.
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