Illustrator Rosie Roberts has created a design for us which will be used on Fair Trade cotton totes. The design highlights one of the most sustainable materials in buttons, Corozo, also known as Tagua. Corozo is 100% a natural material.
Corozo is a renewable resource which is also completely biodegradable. A Tagua tree can produce nuts for over a hundred years and there is no need to cut it down or harm it in any way. The corozo nut is only harvested once it falls to the ground naturally. When it falls it means it is hard enough to produce buttons. All our corozo material comes from Ecuador and is a main source of income for tens of thousands of families.