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The Barrette


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Short Description

The Barrette hair fork is able to hold large amounts of hair in place, and as such suits the longest, thickest heads of hair. The Barrette is hand made from Tamarind and rose wood. Wooden hair forks like the Barrette have been used for centuries and have a timeless appeal. However you choose to wear it, the Barrette’s three pins will keep your hair secure with a unique look.

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Long Hair Tutorials

Hair sticks were made for hair like yours! Take your pick from the styles below.

Medium Hair Tutorials

Thick and curly hair is easily held up with hair sticks. Just choose the style you fancy from the tutorials below.

About the Barrette

Barrettes have been used for centuries and are an all time classic hair accessory. The Barrette is available in either a rich, dark rosewood or a stylish and unusual combination of pale tamarind featuring a rosewood inlay. Each one is unique, with a different pattern of grain and hand carved shape.

The Barrette is incredibly easy to use, and helps to reduce breakage and damage to hair. The wood holds the natural oils in your hair making it a much healthier alternative to plastic clips and elastic bands. For inspiration on how to use them, see our tutorials below.

The Barrette is a handcrafted wooden hair fork, carved and finished by traditional woodcarvers in Bali, Indonesia. The wood used to create each piece comes from reclaimed roots salvaged from old harvested plantations, and is polished with a natural wax. Each Barrette sold plants 8 trees into protected forests in Indonesia. Your Barrette will arrive in recycled packaging made from papaya pulp, with a protective fabric sleeve to keep it safe when you are not wearing it.

Your Environmental Impact?

Planting trees is one of the best ways to fight climate change. Trees not only absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they also provide a habitat for a diverse range of species in the rainforest.

Trees Planted


CO2 Savings Per Year

400 lbs

Oxygen Generated Per Year for

16 humans

Why roots?

Wood is only a renewable and eco-friendly material if it is consciously sourced. Tropical hardwoods in particular grow very slowly and in low densities, and regenerate poorly after logging. These species are often taken from forests in non-sustainable numbers, and illegal ways.

Searching for a way of sourcing wood sustainably, SAYA Designs came across Made & Ways, sculptors who dig up and recycle root wood from old commercial plantations all across Indonesia. The roots are left behind by loggers harvesting trees on large-scale production sites. They take hundreds of years to decompose and have little value for the soil.

By using this waste material we are having as little impact on the environment as possible.

Recycled Rosewood Root

Rosewood is one of the most popular agroforestry plants in Indonesia. Its high value has encouraged over harvesting, and the natural populations of this tree are facing extinction. Since 1998 the IUCN World Conservation Agency have labeled it a vulnerable species. Scientific name: Dalbergia Latifolia

Recycled Tamarind Root

Tamarind is a soft wood usually planted for its sweet fruits. The tamarind fruit is popular in eastern cooking, as well as being used in many cosmetic products. It has a very light colour, and red and purple grains sometimes criss-cross its centre. Scientific name: Tamarindus Indica

Barrette Do's and Dont's

  • Keep out of water (and avoid using in wet hair).
  • Keep safe in the fabric wallet when on the move.
  • Avoid heavy sideways pressure as much as possible.
  • Try not to drop on hard surfaces, they are handmade and desire loving care!
  • Enjoy them!

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