These earrings are sourced from Italian made and imported acetate. Each is fixed with hypoallergenic, stainless steel posts.
The tortoise shell acetate sourced is high quality and non-petroleum based, imported from Italy. Cellulose acetate is a natural and renewable material, providing an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based material.
Cellulose acetate is made by extracting cellulose fibers from cotton and wood pulp to create a transparent paste. This paste can then be colored, processed, and molded for a variety of industrial applications. For Machete's jewelry, it is cut from a large block into thin sheets, and then cut again into smaller rectangular blocks.