Grass Valley, California
Encanto was created in 2007 by Monica Farbiarz, a self-taught businesswoman with a background in dance and healing arts.
Monica saw potential in Tagua to actualize her dream of providing opportunity for herself and others to expand their own potential. Thus, Encanto is a business whose bottom line is more than financial, for its success is measured in the growth of every person and in the preservation of the rainforests from which the Tagua seed comes.
Encanto embraces the beauty of all humanity and races, of women and men, living in harmony with the natural abundance of our planet. When developing our products, we seek to observe eco-friendliness with social responsibility, an approach that respects both nature and the dignity of each individual who harvests its riches on our behalf.
We have a lot of goals at Encanto. With Monica's original goal in mind to help others realize their own potential, we are inspired to start working on several projects that encourage sustainable economies for others, provide opportunity for people who have little available to them, support being a caring economy and allow us to help in the preservation of nature. Some of these projects we will start in our own communities, but several require more support (financial and otherwise) before we will be able to get started.
Your purchase not only helps support the economies of the people we employ, but also goes toward helping us further our goals and continue with our mission to be a business that is about creating a better world for us all.
Tagua (pronounced TAG-WAH) also known as the vegetable ivory, is a seed from a palm-like tree that grows in the tropical rainforests of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil. The seeds are harvested in a way that allows the tree to continue to reproduce undisturbed. Purchasing Tagua jewelry not only encourages the preservation of natural rainforest land and habitat, but discourages the harming of elephants for ivory, and contributes to a sustainable economic way of life for many Colombians.