Stylish, chic and naturally beautiful? I'm always on the lookout for handcrafted and fashionable accessories. Adding accessories personalizes any outfit as well as adds interest and polish.
Being a "green" fashionista makes finding the right accessory a little more difficult, or so I thought. Introducing, the Andean Collection, a line that makes one-of-a-kind, handmade, natural accessories. Sipping lime-infused Runa tea cocktails, I perused the stunning pieces of jewelry, stylish hats, and unique belts, learning the inspiring story behind the Andean Collection.
The Andean Collection is a unique line of accessories made from sustainably harvested goods. By using natural materials like the dried seeds from local trees, artisans in Ecuador are able to share their craft while supporting their local economy and environment. The jewelry is made from such seeds as tagua, known as "vegetable ivory," acai and pambil.
Designed in New York City and handcrafted in South America, The Andean Collection, meshs two very different worlds and brings you fashionable, eco friendly and artisan crafted accessories.
I was surprised to learn how affordable the pieces are! The accessories range from $18 with no piece exceeding $125! High-fashion that not only fits into your budget but that you can feel good about!
The new Cayambe Line is full of rich, boldly colored pieces, such as statement necklaces, beaded cuffs, and square cocktail rings as well as modern hats, and traditionally patterned belts and scarves.
Handmade from sustainable raw materials, using fair trade principles, the Andean Collection brings you fashion with a conscience!
Michelle is a SAHM and self-described '??green'? fashionista. She is a NYC woman, turned burbs mama, raising her 2 B'??s in an eco conscious manner. She blogs about natural parenting and green living at www.everythingsabuzz.com.
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Momtrends was not compensated for this post. We did recieve a gift bag containing a bracelet from the new Cayambe Line from the Andean Collection.