Ecuadorian Hands. They run a monthly contest to promote tagua beads. Have you heard of tagua? I'll give you a little info, because they really a great item to know about and use. Tagua comes from the ivory palm. When the tagua is dried out it can be used just as elephant ivory. It is very hard, can be carved just like ivory to make things like figurines, and of course...beads. Tagua is also dyed with some really gorgeous, vibrant colors.
They have just opened up the contest to include all materials, not just tagua, in an effort to more widely promote the use of tagua and TO SAVE ELEPHANTS! And, if I remember correctly from when I bought some of these types of beads, some of the money from the sale of tagua is also used to help save rain forests. Are these good causes, or what???!!!
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Thank you so much!!!