Our Turtle Tracks storefront is hosted by www.cafepress.com and sells products dedicated to wildlife conservation and education--specifically the conservation of the Eastern Box Turtle. Profits from the sale of these unique items will be used to help provide funds for the Turtle Tracks wildlife conservation project that operates out of Earthshine Mountain Lodge in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina USA. See below for some examples of the items we sell in our store and instructions on how to order.
Please do not try to order items from this page--the PayPal links do not work. Follow this link to our storefront at cafepress.com to order your goodies today! If you are interested in the Tagua Nut carvings please email me for more information or visit our store in the Nature Center located at Earthshine Discovery Center.
Steve's wife Marian wearing one of the new Earthshine Turtle Tracks t-shirts. That is Rainy the Rainbow boa pretending to be a belt:-)
Earthshine Nature has teamed up with Third World Tienda and is now selling beautiful Tagua Nut carvings. These works of natural art are produced by artisans in Ecuador in a sustainable and fair trade manner. As stated on the Third World Tienda website: "The Tagua nut, also known as Plant or Palm Ivory, is produced by the Tagua palm tree which is found throughout the coastal, humid forest of Ecuador. Harvested after they fall to the ground, the Tagua nut produces carvings that are equal to the finest ivory in texture, color and density. Moreover, Tagua is classified as an organic gem.
Tagua carvings provide an artistic and economic medium, thereby increasing the value of the Tagua palm. This discourages deforestation and offers a sustainable alternative to mammal ivory.
These carvings were produced under the principles of Fair Trade.
These principles include: a fair, living wage (set by the artisans), employing environmentally sustainable practices and democratic decision making which creates long term partnerships and humane working conditions.
Fair trade helps producers escape the cycle of exploitation and maintain their traditional lifestyles with dignity at a sustainable level."
To purchase a Tagua Nut carving from ENP just email us for more details. Feel free to purchase a carving from Third World Tienda as your purchase from either of us helps to support each of our programs and the artists and their families who create them.
This is just a sample of our items. Please do not try to order items from this page. Follow this link to our storefront at cafepress.com to order your goodies today. To view all of the items in our store or to purchase any of the items that you see here and much more just follow this link to our storefront or type www.cafepress.com/turtletracks into your address bar and visit our store today. Thank you for your support.
There are several different clothing styles, cool items and logo designs available. If you are interested in an item but would like a different logo such as the Frogs Are Cool, Nature Rules, Timber Rattler, TOAD, I Love Box Turtles or Life, Love, Turtles just contact me with your desired item and the logo that you would like and I will be happy to change the logo then email you with the link when it is ready to order.
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