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Close a cardigan, add three to a mitten cuff, or embellish a hat! These buttons are perfect for all that!
15MM (about 5/8 inch) square buttons with 4 holes
Corozo comes from the Tagua tree that grows in the lowland rainforests of Ecuador Peru, Columbia and Panama. Each Tagua plant produces up to 15 fruit clusters that are called "mococha." Each mococha has approximately 30 seeds, which are called Corozo, or Tagua Nuts. What makes them a sustainable resource is that the mococho clusters only fall the floor when ripe, so they can only be taken when they are good and ready.
Corozo is also called vegetable ivory because of its similarity to real ivory. Even the scientific name for the Tagua palm, Phytelephas, is derived from the greek word for elephant! Just one tagua tree produces the amount of vegetable ivory in one year equal to one elephant tusk (about 20 pounds). And it can continue producing for more than a hundred years. So unlike an elephant, which is often killed for its tusks, this tree provides a renewable source of material.