These buttons are made in Ecuador under fair and certified (ISO 9001: safe, equitable conditions) from Tagua.
Tagua (pronouced "Tah-gwa") is the dried seedpod of the Tagua palm tree (Phytelephas Macrocarpa) which grows in tropical rainforest.
The buttons come in natural or may be dyed as shown by the second photo (dyed with onion skins).
The buttons by "ecofabric" are beautifully presented in an button card printed in New Zealand using EA latex based toner - the most eco choice for recycling and only available from Organic Baby (we are the first stockist!)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009