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BELART LLC is a FairTrade, Socially Responsible, Vermont small business, supporting and empowering artisan communities.
FIQUE/ IRACA/ AGAVE: 100% solar powered, biodegradable, renewable and sustainable plants that grow at 4,000 feet, in the tropical, mountainous regions of Cocuy, Huila, Valle, Narino, in Colombia. Leaves can grow as high as 4 to 6 feet in length; they are cut, separated from the fiber, washed, combed, air and sun dried, then water based dyed, and transformed from horny, husky leaves into items like rope, hats, jewelry...and tequila.
The use of AGAVE, and it's harvesting, provides an eco-friendly alternative to the use of the Tropical Rainforest's resources, thus helping in protecting and saving the Rainforest that have been tilled and burned to be used as land for cattle and illegal plantations.
Enjoy your environmentally sustainable unique piece of jewelry.
Product Highlights: • Leather Cord • approx 32" Long • Matching pair of Earrings included • FairTrade • Made in the USA