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THE YAWA BAND
a new AÇAÍ bracelet COLLECTION to preserve the Amazon rainforest
A SYMBOL OF HOPE
Indigenous peoples play a crucial role in protecting some of the most precious forests in the world. But with deforestation and wildfires destroying the Amazon rainforest at an alarming rate, the rights of Indigenous peoples are at risk, including those of the Yawanawá, a community from the State of Acre, Brazil.
We’re working with the Yawanawá on a special new range, Yawa Bands, made from açaí palm seeds. This project - Yawa #TOGETHER - is a collaboration with the Yawanawá to enable them to set up a Rainforest Workshop and Atelier to provide training and sustainable, long-term employment. The partnership will help preserve the community’s cultural heritage and artisan skills, and will also allow them to continue their stewardship of the rainforest.
Protecting the Amazon
Saving the forest
Why handing over stewardship of the rainforest to Indigenous peoples is the most effective way of protecting the Amazon.
Tashka Yawanawá on why Yawa #TOGETHER is such a crucial project to ensure an economic future for his community.
ABOUT THE BANDS
Discover how the Yawanawá hand craft these beautiful bands made from açaí seeds in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.