Monica Farbiarz was raised primarily in Columbia, then Israel. As a dancer, musician and performing artist she has called France, Columbia, Mexico, and the United States her home. It was a trip back to her roots in Columbia, during 2006 that pushed Monica’s life towards a different path.
She happened upon a workplace whose handicrafts were made of Tagua, (pronounced: Ta qwa or Tah gwa), otherwise known as vegetable ivory. Curious as to whether these would sell back here in the U.S., Monica brought back a selection, and began supplementing her income selling Tagua jewelry.