Gentoo Pendant Necklace

Just Trade

£25.00

In stock
Product Code: JE10007
Key product features
  • Fair Trade
  • Handmade in Ecuador
  • Made from sustainable vegetable ivory

Product description

There is no penguin like the gentoo, and there is no pendant like this one. Each item is lovingly hand-carved in Ecuador with the promise to delight for years.

Just Trade was founded in June 2006 to provide a route to market a struggling fair trade project in Lima, Peru. The company was born out of first hand contact with real people in the developing world and the recognition that in order for such projects to be sustainable, they need a long-term route to market for their goods. When making this gentoo pendant, the artisan selects a Tagua nut which is as close to the desired finished shape as possible, the nut is then polished to achieve a smooth surface and carved. Just Trade has worked hand in hand with the artisans of the Sosote community and UKAHT to develop this exclusive pendant that we believe perfectly reflects the personality of this most remarkable penguin.

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