Caliz London was founded by designer, Martha Lizarazo, who grew up in Colombia, before moving to London almost 20 years ago. With inspiration from both British trends and her native Colombia, she designs and produces pieces made from that country’s unique and eco-friendly natural raw materials, which also have a positive impact on both the environment and the local community.
Vegetable ivory is a seed produced by the Phytelephas Macrocarpa palm tree which grows in the South American tropical rainforest. It is a natural, ethical and sustainable alternative to elephant ivory, because the texture and colour are almost identical. Vegetable ivory has been used for hundreds of years by the indigenous tribes of South America, who believed the seed represented women because of its great romantic energy, and that each person who wore it would be protected by the love of family and friends.