Yanesha Artisans Sourcing Managed Forest Wood @ Yanesha Project, Peruvian Amazon

ORG by vio is working with Yanesha artisans on a joint bio jewelry project with PaTS (Partnerships and Technology for Sustainability) organization and funded by IICA-Finland (Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture).

In this video Yanesha artisans go deep into the forest to collect wood from managed forests to make jewelry, and bring out bowls made for PaTS. The artisans also collect branches and unsused wood recycled from the production of bowls and furniture.

Using managed forest wood, which has been carefully selected, to create added value products like jewelry, furniture, bowls, among other items, helps generate about $2,000 per tree instead of selling a tree for a mere $100 for its wood alone. This is more beneficial to the artisans and community, as well as helps protect the rainforest from clear-cutting.

More on the Yanesha artisans and community here. See the Yanesha collection here.