Artists - Gourds

  1. Raquel Sanabria García: Growing with Gourd Art and Fair Trade

    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.

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

    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.

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  3. Handmade Beauty

    Handmade gourd carving

    Behind every handcrafted gift, there is a story. These gifts offer windows into the lives of the talented artists who have poured their love and time into creating something truly unique. Their crafts offer intrinsic value that goes far beyond what our eyes can see, which is why we love our products so much. And we know you will, too!

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  4. Making Lucuma’s Birdie Gourds

    Birdie Gourd video

    Watch as artisans in Peru draw, clean, paint and carve gourd ornaments for Lucuma Designs.

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  5. Creating owl gourds

    Owl Gourd video

    Watch the process a gourd goes through to become an owl ornament.

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  6. A Story of Resilience and Hope

    Ana Maria - gourd carver

    Ana Maria (one of our carvers) is a warrior, resilent and dedicated to move her daughters forward despite the difficulties of leaving her town behind.

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  7. Creating Santa gourds

    Santa Gourd video

    Watch the process a gourd goes through to become a santa ornament.

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  8. Creating Santa gourds

    Santa Gourd video

    Watch the process a gourd goes through to become a santa ornament.

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  9. Meet gourd artists Alejandro and Victoria

    Alejandro and Victoria

    Alejandro and Victoria work together running a workshop that creates many of our popular gourd ornaments.

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  10. Celebrating mothers and 360 fair trade

    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.

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