Sunday, May 1, 2011

Muichic - Mucho Gorgeous and FairTrade, Too

Much as I love craft fairs and handmade clothing and accessories, I do try not to collect too many trinkets.  I've gotten good at admiring but not acquiring.  Today at a Home & Garden outdoor fair, underneath gorgeous sunny skies, I hit the jackpot.  This gorgeous necklace is made by Muichic in Colombia of natural materials, but let them tell you their story.  It's fun and funky, helps people support themselves, and preserves rainforests.  Trifecta!
muichic (moo·ee·sheek) is 100% natural, sustainable & organic jewelry ethically handmade in Colombia.
Tagua is our raw material. All of our pieces are made by hand from "tagua nut". The tagua nut, a botanical alternative to ivory (a.k.a. vegetable ivory), is a seed that comes from the ivory-nut palm which grows wild in the humid tropical forest of South America. Its use stimulates the local economies in the region providing an alternative to cutting down rainforests for farming.
Unique accessories that are environmentally friendly ; gracefully chic make up our natural bijoux collection...bold, playful ; colorful goodness for your body. All of our pieces come in different colors and like snowflakes they all differ from one another. Each tagua nut has its own distinctive grain and shape which gives a remarkably uncommon quality to each piece of jewelry. Quality ; individual variation on each piece are guaranteed.
  Check out this close up!  The boldness of plastic color, but with the elegant aesthetic of hard polished natural material.  I see why they liken it to ivory, with grains like wood.

PS - the necklace clasp broke, so I emailed Muichic.  They told me to just send it back for repair.  It was sent to Colombia, and I've just received it back.  That is great service!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous necklace!...their website is really cool, thanksfor sharing :)