Our mission is to promote beauty through responsible choices that contribute to economic and social development while conserving the environment, preserving local traditions and empowering communities.
Honoring the history of golden grass handicrafts
A story of self-sufficiency and innovation. A beautiful merge and co-op of two different cultures; African and Indigenous peoples escaped slavery to the Jalapão region of Brazil forming “Quilombo”communities, sharing a common goal of independence, in all forms including economic. It took the artistic eye and vision of one of these brilliant woman in the early 20th century to recognize the decorative potential of golden grass (syngonanthus nitens). Armed with the artisan skills shared by The Xerente peoples, the Afro-Brazilian women transformed these humble, yet radiant crops, into beautiful, high demanding crafts in the forms of fashion accessories and home decor. So through this artisanship a significant source of income is provided, a tradition is upheld and pride cultivated.
Sustainable Harvesting Pledge
We are committed to the preservation of this precious crop. Our golden grass is harvested by the women of the very communities, Quilombos, in which its fashion potential was discovered. Using practices passed down for generations, the golden grass is only harvested during the two month period of September and October, upholding the Brazilian state's regulation and ensuring its continuity cycle.