Turning Lives Around Through Environmental Regeneration, Fashion and the Arts
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Ephemeral Brazil Recycling


Empowering lives through fashion


Welcome to a world of ingenuity and creation. Welcome to a world of imagination and fortitude. Welcome to the world of Ephemeral Brazil...

Where old newspapers, aluminium cans and their ring pulls, plastic bottles, fabric offcuts and re-used coffee filters are transformed into stunning handbags, belts and costume jewellery. The lives of so many will flourish through the proceeds of their very own creations.

Something out of nothing, the wondrous joy of the unexpected. Recycled bright and beautiful, unique, tactile and yearning for long-term shelter with you.

All handmade by artisans in some of the most vulnerable communities in Brazil, empowering many lives to carve their own destiny through , fashion, the arts and craftsmanship.
Ephemeral Brazil Reforestation


Tropical rewilding in Brazil


Agro-Reforestation Project in partnership with EMATER - Rio - official environmental agency for the state of Rio de Janeiro is an initiative to regenerate the rich variety of wildlife, birds, insects, animals into a naturally thriving environment - restoring the original Atlantic Forest of the region.

Project director Cristina Carneiro de Mendonça was successful in forging a partnership with EMATER - Rio.

Santo Adolfo is a small Rural property 168 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro in the Municipality of Valença. Conservatória the nearest market town is of historic and architectural interest with a musical troubadour tradition of Serestas.

The farm is in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty which includes Serra da Beleza 1kilometre away We are delighted to have engaged the local community in our ambitious and challenging environmental project.