The Lucuma Blog
Raquel Sanabria García: Growing with Gourd Art and Fair Trade
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
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
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 ...
Celebrating Earth Day: Ten Action Tips
Earth Day only comes once a year, but there are so many activities to do and steps we can complete to clean up our planet year-round. Want to help save the planet? Here's a list of ten tips to help...
Joining the 1% for the Planet & Four Non-profits Picks in 2018
Lucuma Designs became part of the 1% for the Planet Network in July 2018 to step up our green commitment. This means that we will donate at least 1% of all of our sales to non-profits working for t...
Why Organics are Important to Lucuma Designs
As members of the 1% for the Planet, we take treating the planet with respect very seriously, which is why we are so in love with organics. This spring, our teammates shared their feelings about th...
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?
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...
Cardinals Add Spark to Your Display
Cardinals are beloved birds everywhere! Whether they symbolize love, loyalty, or seen as a messenger from the spirit world, they have played numerous roles in mythology and literature. So, get crea...