Amazon: a green world full of opportunities!

The preservation of the Amazon is one of the world's primary concerns, not only because of the environment but for its communities. Fortunately, the region, if preserved, offers many opportunities for the survival of its people. See how local creativity is fundamental to make this happen.

The opportunities found are low cost and contribute to soil and water conservation in rural properties of the Amazon region.

A good example occurs in agriculture and livestock inland areas in the Amazon that adopt the "cut-and-burn" system, which uses little technology because it employs natural means of production, without correctives or fertilizers.

Local extractivism is 100% sustainable and organic

Native latex is another significant example, as it involves indigenous peoples, rubber tappers, riparians, and settlers of agrarian reform.

From latex and its unfolding in rubberized wires, pieces emerge that value the forest economy, generating income for communities and preserving biodiversity

Items produced with latex:

  • Organic slippers of native rubber or vegetable fibers

  • Various utensils

  • Biojewels

  • Accessories

  • Packaging

The manufacture of these items allows us to recover the indigenous rubber manufacturing technique, improved through other homemade processes.

Rubber tappers and other locals become entrepreneurs in producing a less polluting rubber with better quality than the rubber made in the machining process.

For cleaning each pound of rubber, the processing plant uses 10 liters of water, while there is no need for water in the manual production. Therefore, the rubber tappers produce a clean rubber with little moisture that reaches the cooperative to manufacture various items made of pure and non-polluting rubber.

Natural products that can replace petroleum-derived additives in rubber processing:

  • Vegetable oils

  • Carnauba wax

  • Açai

  • Nut

  • Andiroba

  • Pineapple

  • Unknown plants from the public

The area currently occupied by agriculture is 30% of the Brazilian territory only. Since the gains from productivity are local, the intention is to double production in a short time.

However, frequent inspections have to happen to avoid illegal fires as well as uncontrolled deforestation.

    Sustainable fashion, "Made in Amazon"

    Amazon’s sustainable fashion values conscious consumer practices, as it works with products that "carry the knowledge of the forest and design as a differential.”

    Families in the region improve their quality of life thanks to a well done local fashion production and reinforce the commitment to keep the forest intact and preserved.

    See which are the raw material used in the sustainable fashion of the Amazon:

    • Recycled paper

    • Vegetable fibers

    • Natural pigmentation

    • Reused wood

    The result of the development of this corporate fashion brings you the following finished items:

    • T-Shirts

    • Blouses

    • Aprons

    • Accessories

    • Ecobags

    • Jewelry

    • Slippers

    • Bags

    • Hats

    • Backpacks

    • Vulcanized rubber

      Amazon plants that heal!

      The healing traditions developed by the peoples of the Amazon involve medicinal plants, as in shamanism.

      The widespread knowledge of the Amazon concerning plants’ healing properties arouses the interest of the world's foremost biotechnology research and development centers.

      Remedies extracted from healing plants are also another source of income for the peoples of the Amazon.

      The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80% of the world's population uses home remedies and speculates that more than 70% of plant-derived drugs have used widespread knowledge as strong indications of real medicinal properties.

      Because of so many opportunities and its importance worldwide, the preservation of the Amazon is fundamental for everyone.

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