THE Tucum Brazil completed eight years of experience in August with the purpose of to weave strong and resistant networks between indigenous peoples and Brazilian society.
“There are over 300 people who have re-existed, for 521 years, with their ancestral knowledge and traditions, taking care of our home and providing immeasurable environmental services. With each new order we receive, we are invaded by the force that these arts carry. It is this strength that inspires and motivates us to continue in the resistance”, assesses Amanda Santana, partner and creative director at Tucum.
A member of Origens Brasil® – a network that works for the conservation of the Amazon, formed by indigenous peoples, traditional populations, support institutions and several other companies engaged in generating value for the standing forest and for the people who live in it -, Tucum is highlights by direct, ethical and transparent relationship with the peoples of the territories of Rio Negro, Xingu and Solimões.
The company informs that it contributed, in 2020, to the maintenance of 15,245,824 hectares of standing forest in the Amazon. It also worked in seven protected areas, contributing to the conservation of 14,077,541 hectares of forest.
“We are grateful to each indigenous artist who did us the honor of exhibiting their works at the our marketplace platform, and to all who join us in valuing the indigenous arts of Brazil. More than just commercializing products, we want to connect people with the rich diversity of narratives, making them also allies of indigenous struggle and re-existence,” says Amanda.
Tucum also participates in the Trillion Trees: Amazon Bioeconomy Challenge, a challenge that seeks innovative bioeconomy projects and solutions that contribute to the conservation, preservation or restoration of biodiversity and forest ecosystem functions, are locally anchored and inclusive and bring social and economic benefits to local communities. The challenge is promoted by World Economic Forum seeking to accelerate nature-based solutions in support of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
Photograph: Lian Gaia wears bio-jewels from the Apiaká people. (@helenapcooper/Tucum disclosure)