B Impact Report

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Encanto Jewels

Tagua Jewelry
Certified Since: June, 2014
Location: Grass Valley, California, United States
Sector: Wholesale/Retail

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91.8

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

Based out of Grass Valley, California Encanto is an eco-friendly jewelry company specializing in Tagua pieces sustainably sourced from Colombia. Monica Farbiarz founded the company in 2007 to empower herself to become economically independent while creating an ethical, conscientious business. Encanto has recently become a member of the Fair Trade Federation and a B Corporation. After establishing a strong presence in the wholesale market for seven years, the company is expanding to retail to make the products more accessible.

Monica works with fair trade materials which highlight the beauty found in nature. Tagua (pronounced TAG-wah) is a seed from a palm-like tree that grows in the tropical rainforests of South America. Because of its rich natural color and shiny texture, Tagua closely resembles ivory and is thus known as the vegetable ivory. The harvesting of Tagua preserves vital rainforest land and habitat while discouraging harming elephants for ivory. By purchasing Encanto's products, customers are also helping to preserve a more viable way of life for many Colombians.

Encanto works closely with the supplier from the design phase all the way through production by communicating with them on a daily basis.

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