PRLog - Jan. 23, 2013 - Solidarium is a fair trade company, which was founded with the aim of connecting artisans and local producers throughout Brazil with consumers, stores and retailers around the world. Using a virtual platform, the company has increased its capacity and has managed to integrate even retailers from the most remote communities into the market.
The company already has more than 2,000 artisans and 12,000 products registered as part of its network, and trade agreements with large retailers in Brazil. In seeking to make the country a better place, and to promote diversity over inequality, Solidarium supports a sustainable and cooperative approach. The company embraces all areas of fair trade so that no one loses out.
As part of making this dream come true and making Brazil a better country, Solidarium has evolved and grown over the last 6 years. Today they can see the results of this hard work “Our artisans are taking part in the largest decoration and design trade shows in the world”, comments Tiago Dalvi, CEO of Solidarium.
This year, around 18 Solidarium artisans will exhibit their products in the New York International Gift Fair, which is being held from the 26th to 30th January 2013 in Manhattan. Coming from different regions in Brazil, these artists will be able to show that their works genuinely deserve our deepest admiration.
Artisans that will exhibit their products in the NYIGF:
Ana Gern (Joinville, SC) - Works with crocheted products, rejecting the idea that the technique is only used to make clothes or bedding. Their works range from accessories to decorative items.
Arte Que Constroi (Ubirata, SP) Characterized by working with cloth, the store offers products made with patchwork and full of colour.
Atelie Conceicao Spinola (Sao Paulo, SP) The main feature is the use of wool. Many products also have detailed embroidery, creating patterns and attractive designs.
Bordados N'Atividade (Natividade, RJ) Made with materials such as canvas, wool and fabrics, which are used to create designs and patterns on bags, book covers and toiletry bags.
Camila Taraban (Cruzeiro, SP) By using artisanal fabrics and unusual materials (such as seeds, silk and cinnamon), this store’s works are exclusive and have an authentic personal touch. You’ll find patchwork products, as well as handmade shawls and blankets.
Chella Maison ( Sao Paulo, SP)Focuses on decorative items and accessories. You’ll come across necklaces made of cloth, embroidered slippers, pretty beads with Swarovski crystals and decorated glass bottles.
Crochemania (Campinas, SP) It is a group of artisans from different regions of Brazil. The products are crocheted, and include decorative items, accessories and clothing.
Cooperafis (Valente, BA) Residents of Bahia state in northeast Brazil, the artisans use local raw materials to make their products, and don’t harm the environment. The main materials employed are twines and fibres made of sisal (a kind of natural thread).
Cooperatica Dedo de Gente (Curvelo, MG)Young artisans from the Jequitinhonha Valley and from the North of Minas Gerais make the products. The work is carried out in “little factories” and bears the imprint of mining culture and tradition, with the pieces made from recycled scrap.
Das Catarinas (Joinville, SC) Their identity involves recycling fabrics from the local textile industry, aiming to produce sustainably. Their products are meticulously detailed and often have materials such as knitted or cotton strips, and are made in a wide range of bright and cheerful colours.
Luzes de Fadas (Jaragua do Sul, SC) Works made with luminous and transparent cords, and with micro-lights, covered with organza flowers. They are affordable and long-lasting lights, and handmade with a great deal of care.
Marilene Frade ( Minas Gerais) The store works with range of decorative items. Its main works are Santa Rita flowers, handcrafted with natural dried twigs and cotton cloth.
Nara Guichon (Florianopolis, SC) Decorative pieces and accessories for women, focus is on necklaces and scarves, made with fishing nets and cotton.
Personalita Atelie (Cocal do Sul, SC) Decorative products made from plaster and personalised with paint. Their pieces are exclusive, and the store adopts an “Art with Personality”
Santa Frescura (Rio de Janeiro, RJ) Colourful products with cheerful patterns, using different techniques: patchwork and handcrafted products made with linen and cotton. Some of their products go with kitchen utensils, such as mugs.
Toca Tapetes (Ararangua, SC) The products are made by a group of artisans from the south of Santa Catarina that works with textile waste materials. The mats are produced manually and in a rudimentary manner using looms in the artisans’ own houses.
Trancas da Terra (Joacaba, SC) The products are made with sustainable materials and are handcrafted with great attention to detail. Wheat straw is one of the materials used, and this is a characteristic feature of most of the handmade products.
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Solidarium is at Crystal Palace Quad 3 during NYIGF. More inquire, please contact Nilza Barros Email:nilzabarros@