• Dr Fania Bajot, PhD

Corozo, tagua, vegetable ivory... What is it?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

Tagua, also known as corozo or vegetable ivory is a nut produced by a palm tree that originates from South America.

The corozo has a long history in the fashion industry, the material being used to create buttons. Naturally white, vegetable ivory present marbled grain patterns that are more visible on dyed pieces. The marbled pattern makes each corozo pieces unique.


Also, the pieces often present some dark patches recalling the vegetable origin of the material. Natural, vegan and sustainable, each corozo piece or slice is therefore unique in term of shape and grain.



This versatile material offers a lot of space to express creativity and also stimulates local economies in South America.


You love your Fania B items! The material is hard but it needs some care to keep its beautiful vibrant colours.

This is how to care: Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, water or steam should be avoided. You should remove your jewellery before bathing or swimming.


And remember that ALL OUR PIECES ARE PRODUCED IN SMALL QUANTITIES.


Thank you,

Fania


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