About Pretty Pink
I travelled upriver on a wooden steamer, past the Meeting of the Waters, to visit one of the outlying indigenous settlements on one of the far tributaries of the mighty Rio Negro. Children crowded round us, offering baby monkeys, baskets of fruit, traditional head-dresses and indigenous artefacts. What I liked most, however, were the amazingly coloured and shaped beaded necklaces which the women and children wore around their necks.
Some years later I was married and living in Scotland, and having 'saudades' or being homesick I resolved to bring the passion of my native land to Scottish wardrobes by starting a company selling handbags and eco-jewellery sourced from Brazil.
Over time I began to concentrate more fully on eco-jewellery and on designing and creating collections that were colourful, contemporary, stylish and unique, whilst at the same time utilising only raw materials ethically sourced from Brazilian cooperatives in the Amazon rainforest and made by my very own hand.