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Sirenians of the world
- available as a triplet, single 4mm & single 8mm -

  • Manatí del Caribe: Sirenians of the world

    Antillean manatee / Karibik-Manati / Trichechus manatus
    Conservation status: EN - Endangered

    This large animal is surprisingly agile in the water. They can do spins, pirouettes, jumps and even swim with their backs down. Their skin is finely wrinkled and usually covered with algae and small molluscs.

    The Caribbean manatee is sensitive to cold, being restricted to living in waters with temperatures above 20°C. They inhabit coastal (estuarine) and fresh waters of the tropics and subtropics, as well as marsh systems.

    One of the most common threats to these large animals is the drying up of marshes for crop irrigation purposes, forcing them to be moved to other locations or, in the worst cases, slaughtered for consumption. In the Sinú, Magdalena and San Jorge rivers, manatees are susceptible to hunting by fishermen. In Orinoquia, the highest cases of mortality occur in nets, especially in hatchlings and calves.

  • 1 WL bracelet = 5m² of tropical rainforest

    Our WildLife Collection brings along an important mission: 

    For each WildLife Bracelet you purchase, we will be helping O2 Reserve to protect 5m² of native tropical rainforest in Magdalena Medio in Colombia.
    More information here.

    100% handmade by artisans in Colombia
    Once again, the geniality of Dorotea and Ricardo from Azua Telar shines through their excellent and fine handwork that represents the beauty of our flagship animals in these 100% hand-woven bracelets. 

    Packaging to keep forever
    Our collection would not be complete without the illustrations of Christina, from tucán y limón. | paper goods for nature lovers.

    Original idea & head behind the project
    Pilar Cendales, founder and director of Natal Colombia



    Single 4mm: W0,4cm x L16cm, adjustable
    Single 8mm: W0,8cm x L16cm, adjustable
    Triplet 4mm: W0,4cm x L60cm, adjustable

    Single 4 & Triple: 64 silk threads, metallic embroidery thread, gold-filled tubes, waxed cord.
    Single 8: 120 silk threads, metallic embroidery thread, black coated beads, waxed cord. (can be delivered with gold-filled tubes under request)

    CareTo ensure long-lasting and bright colours, we recommend washing your armband only by hand, using a delicate detergent. Use a towel to soak up water and let it dry flat.

    Don't forget to visit our Care Guide by clicking here