LAVISHY design & wholesale butterfly themed vegan fashion accessories & gifts
Studies show that butterflies have been existed for up to 200 million years. There are about 17,500 species of butterflies in the world, and around 750 species in the United States, Canada is home to 302 resident species of butterflies while 2,045 butterfly species can be seen in the Mexico. Colombia has 3,642 butterfly species and 2,085 subspecies which makes up 20% of all the species of butterflies found on the planet. The Queen Alexandra Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) is the largest living butterfly, with a wingspan that stretches almost a foot across. One the rarest butterflies in the world, it's found only in the rain forests of New Guinea. Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly, which can been spotted in central California through the western U.S. and down into Venezuela, with a wingspan of 0.5 inch (1.3 centimeters) which makes it the smallest known butterfly in the world. Painted Lady- Vanessa cardui is the most common butterfly in the world and found throughout the world except in Antarctica, Australia and South America.
The beauty and grace of butterflies has been celebrated for millenia throught out the globe. There’s no surprise that the winged creatures have an abundance of cultural significance attached to them in cultures across the world. The ancient Greeks used "psyche" as the word for both butterfly and soul. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. Butterflies have long been seen as living symbols of the precariousness of nature and beauty which inspired rich art and culture since the 4th Century BC. Monarch butterflies are painted on Hopi Kachina dolls which are given as gifts in hope of future abundance and health in the Native American folktales and traditions. Mexican folklore tells us these butterflies are actually the souls of the deceased, visiting the Earth on these holy days to visit relatives and provide comfort. During the 3-day celebration of Dia de los Muertos, many people will dress like monarch butterflies and decorate their ofrendas (altars) with Monarchs in order to honor and remember their ancestors. In Japanese culture, the butterfly is often used as a symbol for young girls as they spread their wings and emerge into womanhood, as well as it being believed to symbolise joy and longevity. Additionally, if a symbol contains two butterflies dancing around each other, it’s a symbol of marital happiness.
Butterflies are one of many exquisite creatures to be threatened by man-made climate change. Populations of monarch butterflies are in decline in North America because of alterations in spring temperatures. Meanwhile, many butterfly species across the world are migrating northwards to find cooler climes. The mountain ringlet (Erebia epiphron) currently inhabits the north of England but is due to disappear completely as its environment warms year on year. Butterflies and their adjusted migration patterns have become one of the warning signals of the climate crisis.
LAVISHY love butterfly! We design and wholesale unique, fun and Eco-friendly butterfly themed vegan fashion accessories and gifts to gift shops, clothing and fashion accessories boutiques, book shops, and souvenir stores, speciality retailers in Canada, USA and worldwide since 2001. These over 100 butterfly themed products include vegan bags, wallets, wristlets, coin purses, luggage tags, necklaces, rings and more. LAVISHY butterfly themed vegan fashion accessories and gifts have been presented at leading trade shows in New York, Paris, London, Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles. Wholesale orders can be placed at trade shows as well as leading wholesale market showrooms from Los Angeles to Toronto. Now, retailer buyers can also place wholesale orders easily online at LAVISHY official web site. We ship from Toronto Canada to worldwide quickly and inexpensively since 2001.
These butterfly themed vegan fashion accessories are great for personal use or serve as gift ideas for family and friends who adore butterfly, please visit LAVISHY online boutique.