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Fair Trade Together for Pollinators

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Written by The Lucuma Team

Let your love for pollinators shine with these inspired goods!


Soothing, natural, peaceful, or "just plain sweet" pollinator products can infuse your home or store with a sense of wellbeing and balance. Celebrate and respect the important work that these small, imperiled creatures do by first educating yourself about simple ways to protect their habitats and second, by socially connecting with and shopping from international companies and artisan workshops like us, who care for our shared earth and people.

Look and shop a variety of inspired-by-pollinators goodies brought to you by compassionate businesses from the FairTradeFederation.org (product directory under each photo).

Pollinator ornaments  on branch fair trade

Pollinator Ornaments (above)


1 - Monarch Bookmark & Ornament by Tulia's Artisan Gallery (https://www.tulias.com

2 - Hummingbird Confetti Ceramic Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

3 - Bee Hive Gourd Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

4 - Beaded Bee Ornament by Global Mamas (https://www.globalmamas.org)

5 - Felted Bee Ornament by dZi (https://www.dzi.com)

6 - Abaca Butterfly ornament by Serrv (https://www.serrv.org)

7 - Bee Confetti Ceramic Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

8 - Wild Woolies Hummingbird by dZi (https://www.dzi.com)

9 - Blue Morpho Butterfly Ornament by Women of the Cloud Forest (https://womenofthecloudforest.com )

10 - Tropical Butterfly Gourd Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

11 - Hummingbird Ornament by Upavim Crafts (https://upavimcrafts.org

12 - Bumblebee Ornament by Silk Road Bazaar (http://www.thesilkroadbazaar.com)

Ornaments Galore! (above)

1 - Hummingbird Gourd Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

2 - Wild Woolies Hummingbird by dZi (https://www.dzi.com)

3 - Tiger Swallowtail Bookmark & Ornament by Tulia's Artisan Gallery (https://www.tulias.com)

4 - Felted Bee Ornament by dZi (https://www.dzi.com)

5 - Bat Balsa Wood Ornament by Women of the Cloud Forest (https://womenofthecloudforest.com )

6 - Beaded Bee Ornament by Global Mamas (https://www.globalmamas.org)

7 - Hummingbird Confetti Ceramic Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

8 - Blue Morpho Butterfly Ornament by Women of the Cloud Forest (https://womenofthecloudforest.com )

9 - Monarch Butterfly Ornament by Women of the Cloud Forest (https://womenofthecloudforest.com )

10 - Bee Confetti Ceramic Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

11 - Bee Hive Gourd Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

12 - Abaca Butterfly ornament by Serrv (https://www.serrv.org

13 - Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Ornament by Women of the Cloud Forest (https://womenofthecloudforest.com )

14 - Butterfly Gourd Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

15 - Ladybug Yarn Buddy by Minga Fair Trade Imports (mingaimports.com)

16 - Hummingbird Felt Ornament by Upavim Crafts (https://upavimcrafts.org

17 - Bumblebee Ornament by Silk Road Bazaar (http://www.thesilkroadbazaar.com

18 & 20 - Hummingbird Confetti Ceramic Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

19 - Hummingbird Gourd Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

21 - Butterfly Gourd Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

22, 23 & 25 - Tropical Butterfly Gourd Ornaments by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

24 - Monarch Butterfly Gourd Ornament by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)

26 - Abaca Butterfly ornament by Serrv (https://www.serrv.org

27 - Hummingbird Ornament by Women of the Cloud Forest (https://womenofthecloudforest.com )

Pollinator ornaments and birdhouses

Ornaments and Birdhouses (above)

1 - Abaca Butterfly ornament by Serrv (https://www.serrv.org)

2 - Felted Hummingbird Birdhouse by dZi (https://www.dzi.com)

3 - Felted Bee Ornament by dZi (https://www.dzi.com)

4 - Hummingbird Gourd Birdhouse by Lucuma Designs (https://www.lucuma.com)         

5 - Hummingbird Balsa Wood Ornament by Women of the Cloud Forest (https://womenofthecloudforest.com )

Wanna dig deeper? Find excellent wall posters and educational materials from the Pollinator Partnership:
https://www.pollinator.org/shop/posters

The Gratitude Box Project - April / Caja De Gratitud

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Written by The Lucuma Team
gratitude box

This Community Gratitude Box is a space where our teams, artists and clients can share what really matters right now. With this, we hope to bring our communities closer and everyone is invited to participate!

Updates from Our Artists and Team

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Arpillera Artist Silvia

As an international fair trade company, we’re concerned about all the lives that Covid-19 is impacting. Like we all know, the virus is changing every aspect of life and work, but fortunately, so far, our employees and artists in Peru and Costa Rica remain healthy and all our team members are working remotely. Alessandra and I are in Peru, we were here when the borders closed. For now we need to stay put and are able to oversee our aide efforts here. We are using this time to strategize and use our creativity to do what we can right now.

Lucuma Gratitude Box - March / Caja De Gratitud

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Written by The Lucuma Team
gratitude box

Creating a Gratitude Box to giving thanks is a practice anyone can do at home, individually or as a family! Giving thanks helps us shift gears from our worried mind and allows us to pause and appreciate what truly matters within our hearts.

Staying Healthy and Positive in a Time of Crisis

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Written by The Lucuma Team

Love and Healthy Wishes to Our One World Family

May I be happy, healthy and wealthy

The global health crisis and emotional turmoil we are collectively facing is rocking our world. Everything is changing and last week’s priorities seem today irrelevant. With our new realities shifting by the hour, we are grasping to understand what next.

While conscious of the hardship, sadness and pain this Covid-19 virus threat brings us, we must remain positive and calm so we can see beyond its ugliness.

This world pandemic is making it easier to see how interconnected we are. It is inspiring g

Healing our World Through the Beauty of Fair Trade

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Written by The Lucuma Team
fair trade gourd artists


Fair Trade gifts have a magical power to open our hearts by creating meaningful connections between us conscious consumers and crafters far away. They help us get in touch with our own humanity by reminding us we are one big world family. All of us have the ability to open our hearts and wish for others, what we wish for ourselves.

Puno Travel Log: Meeting Nifty Knitters

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Written by The Lucuma Team
organic cotton finger puppets


Follow along with Don and Alessandra's trip to visit with our talented knitters in Puno, Peru! Read on for updates about our knitters and knitted collections.

Raquel Sanabria García: Growing with Gourd Art and Fair Trade

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Ester arpillera quilter

Raquel Sanabria García grew up admiring her parents’ ability to create beautiful gourd art. So, as she grew, so did her love and talent in creating gourd art.

Ester de la Cruz: An Arpillera Quilter Empowered by Fair Trade

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Ester arpillera quilter


In 2004, Ester joined a small collective of around 20 arpillera artists and started working with Lucuma Designs. As part of this tight group, she values the connections she has made thanks to her art.

Just Creations: Fair Trade, Quality Service, and Education

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Joan from Just Creations
Lucuma Designs had the chance to catch up with Joan Frisz, store buyer at Just Creations, located in Louisville, KY. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview Joan to get the inside scoop about her mission, her take on the fair trade family, and her predictions for the future of fair trade.

Edith Cruz: A Woman Knitter Empowered by Fair Trade

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Lizzet gourd artist

In the rural villages around Lake Titicaca, knitting is a major way of life--especially for women and children. So, despite learning this skill later than most other girls, Edith Cruz became a knitting leader through perseverance and hard work. Thanks to these skills, Edith was able to go to college to earn not one, but two degrees. Read more about how fair trade helped empower her!

Videos: To Play, or Not To Play?

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Media player blog

Technology may seem daunting, but let it be your newest ally! Videos are great tools to use in your store to help share artists’ stories. Check out our blog to shed some light and clear up those foggy myths about store videos!

Fair Trade, Free Hugs, and Plenty of Stories: Store Highlight

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Written by The Lucuma Team
cardinal products from Lucuma Designs

Lucuma Designs had the chance to catch up with Sandy Ramsay, co-founder of Artisans' World Marketplace, located in Sarasota, FL. While there, we got the scoop from Sandy about what it's like to be a fair trade store owner, her experiences, and what it takes to keep fair trade alive.

Lizzet Hurtado: A Woman Artist Empowered by Fair Trade

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Lizzet gourd artist

Representing a new generation of gourd artists, Lizzet Hurtado continued her family’s art tradition when marrying Rodolfo few years ago, they started their own workshop. As an accomplished artist and business woman, she has experienced her dose of gender discrimination in our male-dominated society. She felt first hand how a woman must work harder than her male counterparts to leave a mark.

Why we are thankful

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Vilma March Update


This time of the year we are reminded of how incredibly fortunate we are for your support and dedication! As fair traders, business people, Americans and Peruvians, we are also grateful for...

Fair Trade and Organics Pair Beautifully

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Fair trade organics

With each fair trade and organic product you buy for yourself or carry in your store, your impact on the earth extends even farther. Supporting organic agriculture is a concrete and effective way to help preserve and restore our beautiful blue planet as well as all living creatures —including us!

It’s Only Fair to Care for our Mother Earth

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Written by The Lucuma Team
one percent for the planet

Lucuma Designs is now a proud member of the 1% for the Planet network. This means that for every $1 of our handmade gifts you buy for your store, we will donate a minimum of 1% to non-profits helping the environment.

Coloring Fun for Crayon Day

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Coloring sheets

Happy National Crayon Day! Celebrate with one of our fun fair trade coloring sheets.

Celebrating mothers and 360 fair trade

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Fair Trade Mothers

Mother's Day and Fair Trade Day are both this weekend so we wanted to take a minute and thank you for supporting 360° fair trade which in turn helps support mothers all over the world.

Celebrating my mom and hero on International Women’s Day

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Paola Gattinoni mother and hero

Reflecting on the contribution of women leadership in our world, my hero while growing up and best model of a strong, independent and super confident woman is definitely Paola Gattinoni, my mom.

Fair Trade Chocolate

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Written by The Lucuma Team
Fair Trade Chocolate

Valentine's Day is almost here. Have you ever wondered if your chocolate is ethically sourced?

Fair Trade helps make a merrier Christmas

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Written by The Lucuma Team
December Update

Every year since 2007, the gourd artists from Cochas, Huancayo, host a community Christmas celebration, bringing joy to the local children.

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