Since its inception in 1988, our company has been supplying the best raw material (tagua blanks) to the most renowned button manufacturers. TRAFINO S.A., based in Ecuador, South America, is the world leader in exports of tagua.
In the tropical forests of a small, beautiful South American country, a native wild palm (Phytelephas aequatorialis) produces a magic nut called TAGUA. Ecuador is the only country in the world that produces and exports tagua blanks, raw material to make the most amazing buttons and the TAGUA Natural White Exfoliant.
MORE AND MORE COUNTRIES
ARE USING TAGUA!
Instead, the use of materials that assure the product’s sustainability and social responsibility, such as the Tagua – Corozo or Ivory Nut, from the Ecuadorian tropical rainforest, are now getting more popular.
By FINANCIAL EXPRESS, India
I think tagua has helped diminish the demand for animal ivory, and I honestly don’t think someone today can be ignorant about the slaughter of elephants with all the media coverage, says Marion Andron a co-owner of French jewellers Nodova
By BBC NEWS, Europe
We’re making clothing to change the industry, so every little design detail matters. From our fibers to our dyes to our finishes, it all has an environmental impact, especially when it comes to our buttons.
By OUTERKNOWN JOURNEY, USA
BRANDS THAT JOIN THE
TAGUA BUTTON WORLD
We can help reduce the impact of the fashion industry, generate Zero Waste collections and
prevent millions of plastic buttons from contaminating our environment every year.
The TAGUA value chain benefits over 10,000 people from communities, artisans, transporters, etc.
TRAFINO’s most important investment is not only in TAGUA blanks, or coffee, and shrimp, which we were once devoted to
– our most important venture is social investment.