The Lucuma Blog
Women Rock, Happy Women’s Day!
Today we celebrate the strength, resilience, courage, creativity and love of women everywhere! On this International Women’s Day, March 8, 2023, we want to honor the talented women who create our c...
Staying Healthy and Positive in a Time of Crisis
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 s...
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.
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...
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...
Ayacucho Peru during Easter Week
Highlights from a visit Ayacucho, Peru during Holy Week or Semana Santa as the week before Easter is known in Peru. Ayacucho is famous for having more than 30 Catholic churches, and every one has a...
Celebrating my Mom and Hero on International Women’s Day
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.