Yawanawá

YAWA NECKLACE MULTI

€59,95

Yawa necklaces are made from açaí seeds by the Yawanawá, an Indigenous community who live in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Proceeds from sales of the bands will help them continue the development of a dedicated Rainforest Workshop and Atelier.

Crafted on a stretch rope band with inner diameters of:

Short: 12.5cm

Long: 15.5cm

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Yawanawá

YAWA NECKLACE MULTI

€59,95

Yawa necklaces are made from açaí seeds by the Yawanawá, an Indigenous community who live in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Proceeds from sales of the bands will help them continue the development of a dedicated Rainforest Workshop and Atelier.

Crafted on a stretch rope band with inner diameters of:

Short: 12.5cm

Long: 15.5cm

• Zero waste
• Made from açaí seeds
• Supporting Indigenous communities
• For every product sold, we plant a tree
• For every product you buy we provide four meals to a family

zero waste

production

The Yawanawá harvest the açaí fruit from the trees they look after, drink the juice, and then clean, dry and dye the seeds. They use these to make jewellery, like our Yawa #TOGETHER collection.

recycled

metal

The single Humanium Metal bead is made from repurposed from decommissioned seized illegal firearms in Central America. Its production helps to end armed violence and rebuild conflict-torn societies.

Repurposing

plastic waste

The stretch thread of your Yawa jewellery is 100% Parley Ocean Plastic®️ created from recycled plastic waste intercepted by Parley from remote islands, shorelines, waters and in coastal communities.

SHOP THE YAWANAWÁ COLLECTION

How the collection is made

The Berries

Açaí berries, which look similar to blueberries, have surprisingly large seeds – about 0.8cm in diameter – far bigger than most fruits, making them ideal for jewellery-making. Their natural fibre can be carefully cleaned off so they can be made into beads.

Harvesting

The fittest, youngest Yawanawá community members climb the açaí palm trees to collect the branches containing sacred berries between October and March. The community uses the açaí juice to make a popular drink, before the seeds are spread out to dry.

the beads

The seeds are dried and the husks removed before being drilled, sanded and polished into the shapes used in our Yawa products. They are then dyed using natural pigments and hand-threaded into bracelets, necklaces or bags.

Goal 13: Climate Action

The Yawanawá: a cultural history

About The Yawanawá; Find out more about 
this incredible Indigenous community.

Goal 13: Climate Action

‘Nature Is Like Our Family – It’s Part Of Us’

Read our interview with Tashka Yawanawá
head of the community.