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Latin America's Day of the Dead Celebration

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated in streets, homes, communities, universities, and parades often with large festivals including activities for children and adults. The "Day of the Dead" occurs on November 1 and 2 of each year, thus coinciding with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. (REUTERS/Mariana Bazo) Dia de los Muertos or “The Day of the Dead” originated centuries ago in Mexico where it is still widely celebrated today. The blend of pre-Hispanic indigenous beliefs and Spanish Catholic beliefs are performed in honor of the dead. It is a festive, [...] more

Getting Experimental with Design

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Territories refer to the state of making artistry in today’s globalized society , a phenomenon that has helped to spur a confluence of art, design, and craft. We examine and explore this trend as we travel through several South America cities. DFC, Casual Dinnerware (2013), Orange Crush Fiberglass Wall Console (2013), Rosario Mirror (2013) Installation view at ICFF New York, 2013. Courtesy of the artist. Mexico. Photo by David Franco. Collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers demonstrate how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, [...] more

Product of the Week: Handmade Organic Cotton Scarves made in Guatemala

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Help support a fair trade business whose mission is to provide social and economic opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala . Since we’ve been traveling to South America , the transformation of reality is evident in their social, economic, and cultural changes. We want to help establish a more sustainable world by building trust and working together with indigenous people’s cooperatives that produce high quality handmade textiles . We saw clearly devoted ability, reliability, and fairness attributed to the high quality production in Guatemala, so we are sure with your help [...] more
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