Golden Grass

Beauty through responsibility...

Golden Grass, from the Jalapćo region in the Amazon in Brazil, is an extraordinary plant that grows naturally golden.  This plant is protected by the government and its harvest in September through November is supervised by local authorities.  Women in the villages in this region weave the shimmering golden strands into jewelry, handbages, hats and decorative pieces.   The fair trade sales of these unique handmade products make it possible for these women to provide for their families while preserving local traditions and conserving the environment.