When we think of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we think of their famous 2 day Carnival (or carnaval in Portuguese). This huge pre-Easter festival is infused with music, dance and most of all color.

So it's not surprising that Brazilian designer, Carlos Sobral infuses so much color in his delicious sorbet inspired recycled resin jewelry.

He started making his distinctive resin hand crafted jewelry back in 1970 and slowly won international recognition and awards. Over the years, he has expanded his repertoire to include home accessories. He recently opened his first US store on West Broadway in New York City.

The Rio de Janeiro workshop pictures from his website show this designer's commitment to the handmade process and to an eco-friendly production process. What's so striking especially in Brazil where life can be very hard, is his provision of rare employee benefits to his 160 staff - daily meals, medical care and retirement plans. Happy employees make pieces they are truly proud of!

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