Corozo nut seed buttons, also known as vegetable ivory, is sustainably made from the nut fallen from tagua palms in South America. Corozo sourcing is sustainable as they naturally fall from palms and grow in areas unsuitable for farming.
The tagua fruit grows in the equatorial rainforests of central America. The fallen seeds are harvested, dried in the sun, and finished into buttons, jewelry, chess pieces and more!
Local economies are involved in the gathering, preparation, drying, peeling, shaping, and transportation of the seeds. Our buttons are OEKO-TEX certified.
Corozo buttons were almost made extinct by plastic buttons in the 1920’s. We are honouring the old craftsmanship of these beautifully sourced and biodegradable buttons.
Made from Corozo Nut Seeds from the tag palms of South America.
It provides excellent durability and scratch resistance while its porous nature makes it an excellent material for dyeing.
Buttons are OEKO TEX certified and do not contain any chemicals, heavy metals or other toxic ingredients.