Donut Series / White Wood
Elegant versatile necklaces with a selection of 5 soft pastel tones, in 3-row, 8-row & single row designs and finished with adjustable cotton straps.
White wood is a renewable material that is part of a sustainable environmental project called “Go Green”. Go Green seeks to revitalise the Philippine ecosystem, sustain the Philippine fashion accessories industry & provide livelihood for craftspeople in Philippines. Please check http://www.gogreenphilippines.com/program.html
What’s unique about this programme is that for small items like wood accessories, only the branches are cut off so the trees continue to thrive. There is less wastage & you don’t need to go through the full cycle of growing trees again. This is both cost & time effective.
After wood branches are chopped & sent to makers, the finer cut & shaping begins. It is then smoothened thoroughly into bead designs in various sizes. It is then bleached, washed, dried, dyed, dried, dyed, dried (in that order) in a constant hot humid temperature & sheltered from blazing hot sun. (It is best to catch the morning sun. The colours come up radiant.) Before its sealed in with matte coating. The beauty of handmade. Knowledge & dedication required.