The strength of the Amazon Forest in your bag

The strength of the Amazon Forest in your bag

Arbol de caucho shiringa
Natural latex being extracted from the syringa tree. // PHOTO: Evea Ecofashion

After traveling through part of the Amazon rainforest in 2011, Peruvian Cristian Gutiérrez fell in love with the majestic landscape and the local communities that inhabited it. At the same time, he became aware of the immense danger that threatened it: the rapid deforestation process.

That’s the reason why, in collaboration with two other colleagues, he decided to start working on a project that would contribute to the protection of the natural resources of the area, and to the survival of the wisdom and rich traditions of its ancient towns.

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A world of imagination

A world of imagination

All the jewelries and accessories that appear on these photos have been designed by the eco-friendly brand 2.elämä, and are made out of recycled materials such as car and bicycle inner tubes and computer components. Furthermore, these products have been handcrafted in Helsinki (Finland), and no extra adhesives and heavy machinery has been employed in the production process so that the items can be properly recycled again once there are not used anymore.

To know all the details about the brand’s philosphy and sustainability values you can visit the two blog posts eco-Komorebi has dedicated to them:

· The sweetest second life.
· Interview with Jaime de Vizcaya and Yuan Long.

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Todas las joyas y accesorios que aparecen en este reportaje han sido diseñadas por 2.elämä, y están confeccionadas a partir de materiales reciclados (tales como llantas de coche o bicicleta y componentes de ordenador). Además, estos productos han sido hechos a mano artesanalmente en Helsinki (Finlandia) sin emplear en el proceso maquinaria pesada o elementos corrosivos. De esta forma, los complementos pueden reciclarse de nuevo correctamente una vez que dejan de ser utilizados.

Para conocer todos los detalles sobre la filosofía de la marca y su compromiso con los valores de sostenibilidad no dejes de visitar las dos entradas que les hemos dedicado en eco-Komorebi:

·  Una segunda vida de lo más dulce.
· Entrevista a Jaime de Vizcaya y Yuan Long.

PHOTOS BY/ FOTOGRAFÍAS POR: ROSSANA Photography