New World Crafts offers entrepreneurial opportunities

The 17th edition of the New World of Handicrafts Fair, hosted by Agexport at the Casa Santo Domingo Hotel in Antigua Guatemala, showcases the wide range of opportunities to create products alongside Guatemalan artists and artisans.

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The craft has identified objects with the potential for international market for originality and practicality, without losing elegance. They can be used to decorate homes around the world or to look different and trendy, promoting Guatemala in any corner of the planet.

Mayú offers unique clothing.  Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Mayú offers unique clothing. Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Approximately 10 groups of women from 4 departments of Art West countries participated in the program “Weave peace” with USAIDwith products full of history and made with love.

Commission”Manual work” with Agexport emphasized the work of Guatemala in the markets Canada, USA, Central America and Europe, artistic, cultural and historical heritage, not forgetting the national dealers who can make their way through the marketing of truly unique works of art.

Wood Place produces decorative wood products.  Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Wood Place produces decorative wood products. Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

At the event, it was possible to see accessories made of beads, embroidery of ancestors from v Atitlan, Mayan textiles dyed with natural dyes and accessories for the home and modern clothing made from recycled threads from the Guatemalan textile industry.

Guatemalan firms also participated, whose projects worked in collaboration with communities specializing in a particular craft.

Artistic ecofilters made by potter Bernardo Vasquez and designed by Alfredo Hausler of the Selva Savia brand.  Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Artistic ecofilters made by potter Bernardo Vasquez and designed by Alfredo Hausler of the Selva Savia brand. Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Accessories from coffee beans.  (Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502)

Accessories from coffee beans. (Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502)

Handmade fashion

The NWC It is also the basis of “Handmade fashion“, collection design, at the height of international catwalks. If you want to do business and open gaps with creators, you cannot miss this activity where sustainable fashion This is reflected in leather, wood, glass, jade and Mayan textiles.

Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

The event takes place on March 5 and 6 at the street Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. Come learn about the business opportunities available. Entry costs Q100 for the general public and Q75 for students.

Brands distinguished by their originality:

Gatsu, (bags inspired by Japanese origami).

Wood Place, household products made of wood.

Jungle juice, design objects made in collaboration with potters from Chinautla. During the event, a collection of eco-filters “Ritual of Water” was presented.

Craneaccessories from recycled fibers of the textile industry.

Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502.

Glass is one of the greatest potentials.  (Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502)

Glass is one of the greatest potentials. (Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502)

Preparation of textile dyeing with natural products.  (Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502)

Preparation of textile dyeing with natural products. (Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502)

Crane uses recycled fibers from the textile industry.  (Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502)

Crane uses recycled fibers from the textile industry. (Photo: Selene Mejía/Soy502)

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