Jennifer Stanney

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

    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.

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  2. Just Creations: Fair Trade, Quality Service, and Education

    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.

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  3. Joining the 1% for the Planet & Four Non-profits Picks in 2018

    1% for the planet

    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 the environment.

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  4. Celebrating Earth Day: Ten Action Tips

    tree of life arpillera

    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 get you started!

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  5. 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 the importance of doing away with unnatural fibers and harmful chemicals leaching across the earth. Check out why organics are outrageously awesome.
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  6. Edith Cruz: A Woman Knitter Empowered by Fair Trade

    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!

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

    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.

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  8. Selby Gardens Rainforest Mask Painting Class: Educational and Enchanting!

    Marcos teaching mask painting

    The Rainforest Mask exhibit at Selby Gardens in Sarasota, FL offered so many opportunities to learn more about the beauty of Borucan culture. During the first week of the exhibit, three team members of Lucuma Designs took the opportunity to have their hands at mask painting. What did they think of the experience?

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  9. Boruca Artists Winners Selby 2019

    Boruca mask winners

    During the three-week-long Rainforest Mask exhibit at Selby Gardens, hundreds of guests took the opportunity to vote for their favorite mask, artist, and carver. The mask artists made it quite difficult to choose, thanks to their talent, dedication, and immense effort this year.

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  10. German Morales Delgado, Borucan artist

    Boruca mask carver

    German has taught a few other mask carvers over the years, after learning his skills through his brother in 1998. He proudly works with his fellow carvers in Taller Brún̈crin̈.

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