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Artisan Spotlight - Orlando

Artisan Spotlight - Orlando

This month, we are excited to shine a spotlight on Orlando, a talented Peruvian artist who has been an integral part of Spearman Artisanry for an impressive 11 years! His expertise lies in creating exquisite pima cotton clothing that reflects his rich cultural heritage.By choosing Orlando's handmade garments, you become a part of a larger movement that uplifts artisans, preserves cultural traditions, and fosters positive change. Together, we can create a brighter future for communities worldwide.

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We Rise by Lifting Others

We Rise by Lifting Others

While in Peru and in business school, boutique owner Jannett Spearman, dreamed big dreams for building a special type of shop. Through the encouragement and friendship from an inspiring teacher, Anita, Jannett's passion for wire crochet propelled her to create a business honoring fair trade practices for international artisans. To this day, the deep friendship that helped nurture Jannett's dream remains strong and Anita is now the director of Peru for Spearman Artisanry. 20% of ALL sales are donated to the non-profit Building Lives International, directly helping artisan communities.

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Meet My Friend, Anita!

Meet My Friend, Anita!

Meet my friend, Anita!

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Artisan Spotlight - Yeison Javier

Artisan Spotlight - Yeison Javier

Yeison Javier and his family makes most of our Colombian hats, bags, jewelry and home decoration. He uses Irica palm fibers to make his art. Iraca is a tropical palm that is extremely durable and found in Colombia, South America. We are very blessed to have such amazing artisans at Spearman Artisanry.

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Estelí Cooperative

Estelí Cooperative

Our mission for our non profit is simple, we strive to provide opportunities to Latin communities using their unique gifts and skills. In 2017, Building Lives International began a cooperative in Estelí Nicaragua, making wire wrapped rings and crochet jewelry. Many artisans began coming from nearby towns and we soon felt called to create a place of further income opportunity for this community that we are in partnership with. This partnership continues to grow and we now sponsor artisans to come to the United States in pursuit of further opportunities.

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