The Pirarucu Fish
The arapaima is a major Amazonian fish, and the world's largest fresh water and scales.
It is also one of the most traditional dishes of the local cuisine. The skins are a by-product of the fishing industry, stemmed from regulated farms or sustained and controlled management programs. His fishing is performed by riverine populations sustainably, under the control of government agencies and NGOs dedicated to the preservation of species and biodiversity.
What was once dismissed as junk, became the raw material of refined accessory.
The method of tanning developed exclusively uses organic, free of heavy materials (chromefree) products. This tanning process also allows more vivid, natural leathers and with flexibility, strength, softness and beauty color. Qualities that together favor the design and the originality of the parts.
The Pescada Amarela Fish
The layer of yellow used hake, open new markets and opportunities for small farmers, fishermen colonies and riverside populations to the extent that create value for what was once essentially waste discarded into the environment. The using of these residues contributes to the reduction of environmental impacts.
The tanning these skins is basically recycling work. With the process used, the skins become soft, pliable, resilient, profitable for the communities involved in the production, and ready to be used in various segments that use leathers.
Jarina seeds - the fruit of an Amazonian palm tree - are considered rare organic gems. Due to their color and brightness seeds are compared to animal ivory. Communities in forest management elaborate drying and dyeing of natural and handcrafted. After completing the process, the seeds are considered biojewels.
The jarina is probably the noblest seed Amazon for use in bio-jewels. His exploration fits in sustainable development policy, entering as a suitable substitute to animal ivory.
Currently jarina is being used to make jewelry, chess pieces, reeds for wind instruments, piano keys, umbrella handles, figurines, etc.
Knitting Handmade Goat Skin
The main raw material used is waste of goat leather garment industry. Material that would initially be discarded in the environment.
The work is done by women, artisans, housewives and farmers, who find alternative occupation, job opportunity and aggregation of income for their families through the craft of cooperative production.
The project also seeks to give visibility to labor incarcerated as work front, favoring the rehabilitation work.