Tuesday, April 8, 2008
BrazilNative's Jewelry: Exotic AND Eco-Friendly!
BrazilNative.etsy.com is such an awesome shop!! Not only is all of the jewelry there beautiful, tropical, resort-worthy & stylish...it's also made from seeds, bark, etc from beautiful Brazil! I couldn't decide on just one example to show you, so please check out these two, gorgeous designs to see what I'm talking about...
Brazil is *the* hip place for music, performance art, culinary delights, fashion, etc, etc, etc...it's also home of the Brazilian rainforests, which are severely threatened by deforestation. Why are the native fauna being extinquished, even though the rain forests' diversity
has brought us many of our modern day pharmaceuticals? The land is being cleared to make way for housing, livestock & conventional agriculture. So, what's so neat about BrazilNative is it creates a market for materials harvested from an intact biosystem. Here's another example: Brazil nuts will not grow under cultivation. They HAVE to be wildharvested from a healthy rainforest.
So, sit back, relax at your computer, order up some Brazil nuts and some gorgeous jewelry from BrazilNative...and then go out and show it off! :)