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The bond between heaven and earth
- available as triplet, single 4mm & single 8mm -

  • Oso de Anteojos: The bond between heaven and earth

    Spectacled bear or Andean bear / Brillenbär / Tremarctos ornatus
    Conservation status: VU - Vulnerable

    In various indigenous cultures, the Spectacled bear is a sacred animal, a magical creature symbolising a link between heaven and earth, a mediator between good and evil. He is the guardian of the moorlands and of the water.

    This bear is an intensely shy but charismatic animal living in the lush, isolated cloud forests of the Andes, climbing as high as 4750 m. From time to time he leaves the Highlands to search for food like fruit, berries, cacti, and honey in rainforests, steppe lands or coastal deserts.

    Because of their diet and their long routes, they help to disseminate seeds, allowing the forests they inhabit to survive. They are considered keystone species, meaning their conservation benefits the protection of the páramo, the cloud forests and dozens of species that live there. A large part of the water consumed by Colombians comes from these areas.

  • 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