Every decision we make at Evolve begins with our environmental impact. So of course, when designing our new line of Escapade Shorts, we considered everything... right down to the buttons! By choosing to make our buttons from sustainable corozo nuts instead of virgin plastic, we can help prevent rainforest deforestation one wild-grown nut button at a time.
Plastic buttons have been the the standard choice for the fashion industry since the early 20th century. While undeniably useful, they’re made from fossil fuels and pollute our environment at every stage of the product life cycle.
Corozo is a natural, sustainable, and most importantly biodegradable alternative that we are super excited to share with you.
Unlike plastic buttons, Corozo buttons are grown, not made. Corozo — also known as tagua or ivory nut — is the seed of the tagua palm. These trees are a vital component of a healthy rainforest ecosystem, and grow wild in equatorial rainforests, throughout the north of South America.
A mature tree produces up to eight fruits each year, and every fruit is bursting with these valuable seeds. Once fully grown, each tree can continue to produce fruit for over 100 years, so working with a tagua tree is truly a long-term partnership.