Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Learn About Fair Trade Décor’s Lucuma Artisans!

Promoted Partner Content

If you are familiar with Fair Trade, you likely know that everything we do is for the artisans. Talented individuals across the world create their art and we get the honor of selling it to you. When we purchase from these artisans they are given the opportunity to do what they love while being paid fairly in safe work environments, and in turn we get an opportunity to do what we love: share the Fair Trade message with the Coronado community.

Getting to know the stories of our artisans is truly what makes our business so special, which is why today we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight one of our many talented artisans: Lucuma.

- Advertisement -

Who are they? Lucuma was founded by an American-Peruvian couple, Alessandra Bravo & Don Blackowiak, with the goals of creating products inspired by both a love for nature and tradition. They are a member of both the Fair Trade Federation, as well as 1% for the Planet, reflecting their care for the artisans, as well as their love for protecting and honoring the planet.

Lucuma has artisans in both Peru and Costa Rica, and through supporting their business you help support cottage industries in each of these countries. Additionally, over 80% of the artisans are women, which helps them gain economic autonomy that empowers each of them to have a stronger voice within their households and communities.

This company was built around creating intersection between compassion and business, something the world so desperately needs to see more of from sellers and something we work hard to make the forefront of our business here at Fair Trade Décor.

As the holidays make a fast approach, you will see many of Lucuma’s products around the store, from ornaments to nativity scenes. Stop by and ask one of our employees to point you to their products and pick up not only an environmentally sustainable piece, but also one that supports a company with a rich history of care and compassion for their talented artisans.

Fair TradeFair Trade Decor, 828 Orange Ave, Coronado • Instagram

Support Coronado Journalism

Your support will help to expand coverage of the issues, people and events happening in our Coronado community. Local news matters!
Support The Coronado Times

Keep it civil. Comments may be removed or closed if they violate Terms of Service.



Election Integrity

Submitted by Frank CorahIt is vitally important in this contentious Presidential election that the American people, regardless of their political persuasion, trust the election...

Fate of The Ferry Landing Marketplace at Risk

Submitted by Marilyn FieldBad news for those who appreciate the quirky charms of The Ferry Landing Marketplace buildings: their fate is hanging in the...

This Isn’t Coronado

Submitted by Carolyn RogersonRecently Coronado has been in local news and national social media for a sad, shocking reason. Those who would not like...

Nick Kato for CUSD School Board 2020: Video Interviews

Submitted by Nick KatoHello Coronado! I’ve collected the various video interviews I’ve done with notable and well-respected members of the community. I’ve been so...


Mel Moore (1929-2020)

He served his country proudly in Korea and Vietnam as a pilot in the US Navy. In 1967, at the age of 38, Captain...

Health Officials Urge You to Keep Holiday Celebrations Small, Short and Safe

Given the surge in San Diego County cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19, County health officials are urging San Diegans to keep Thanksgiving and...

Giving Thanks by Giving Back – Thanksgiving Meals to the Monarch School (video)

They are giving thanks by giving back… Coronadoans are providing 600 Thanksgiving meals today across the bridge to the kids of the Monarch School,...

Council Covers Parker Pump Station, Winn Room Upgrade, and Port Master Plan and More

The City Council meeting on November 17 started out on a positive virtual note with winners from the City of Coronado Recreation and Golf...

Nighttime Curfew Ordered for San Diego County, and Others in Purple Tier

The state has issued a limited curfew for all counties in the Purple Tier of its COVID-19 risk assessment system, which includes San Diego County.The curfew...