These unique, handmade beaded bracelets were created by Amazonian fisherfolk who collect many of the wild fishes that we treasure so much, provide a valuable secondary source of income for the families who work so hard. Each piece is a simple, attractive accessory, which is perfect for an earthy accompaniment to a casual outfit. Each set includes 5 different pieces.
We have a very limited number of these sets, which only reach us once per year, so when they're gone- they're gone until next year!
As an added bonus, we'll include a code good for $5.00 USD off of your next Tannin Aquatics order!
This set of bracelets is a playful reminder of the people who work so hard to bring them to us in an environmentally conscious, sustainable manner.
Your purchase supports a donation to this worthwhile organization! Every little bit helps, and means so much to these people!
Project Piaba is a wonderful organization who's mission is is to increase the environmental, animal welfare, and social sustainability of the Amazonian aquarium fish trade, to develop and incorporate metrics through which this progress can be assessed, and to provide mechanisms to promote this industry.
By training local fisherfolk, called "Piaberos", to hand-collect small fishes and collaborate with scientists, Project Piaba is able to create a sustainable ornamental fishery which provides both economic and environmental benefits for the endemic peoples of the Amazon region.
Because of the economic stability offered by fishing, and since the fish rely on food falling into the water from the trees of the flooded forest, the Piaberos are diligent in protecting the local ecosystem from those that would do it harm. There is no logging or mining allowed. They have preserved a pristine, beautiful rain forest, and go on protecting it year after year. This undisturbed forest provides a sanctuary to hundreds of species of birds and other animals. Protecting this fishery is of vital importance to the ecosystem, and we can all do our part by supporting the work of the Piaberos!
For additional information about Project Piaba, please visit their website.
NOTE: The photo is for illustrative purposes. As these are handmade pieces, expect variation in the appearance of the items that you will receive.
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