Tagua is the seed of the palm tree Phitelephas Aequatorialis, a native species that grows wild in the tropical rainforests of Ecuador, specifically in the Manabí Province. This natural product is widely known as “vegetable ivory” for its color and hardness. Currently the Tagua is mainly used to create unique pieces of jewelery and buttons. This all happens within a context of sustainable development, as the “vegetable ivory” is a versatile and renewable resource.
To learn more about the characteristics, benefits and uses of this natural material we have made a list of ten truths set forth below: