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

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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Just Creations: Fair Trade, Quality Service, and Education

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 ...
Edith Cruz: A Woman Knitter Empowered by Fair Trade
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Edith Cruz: A Woman Knitter Empowered by Fair Trade

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 knit...
Videos: To Play, or Not To Play?
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Videos: To Play, or Not To Play?

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

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 ...
Lizzet Hurtado: A Woman Artist Empowered by Fair Trade
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Lizzet Hurtado: A Woman Artist Empowered by Fair Trade

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 a...
Why we are Thankful
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Why we are Thankful

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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Fair Trade and Organics Pair Beautifully

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 t...
It’s Only Fair to Care for our Mother Earth
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It’s Only Fair to Care for our Mother Earth

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 help...