In four consecutive days, exporting hand-made quality product services were exposed at the most important gift fair of United States, New York Now, which has seven partner companies of the Craft Commission of AGEXPORT,   who displayed the latest collection for the winter season and that has conquered the taste of buyers of specialized stores, boutiques and museums of the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

 Hand- made products by fashion designers, from home decoration (cushions, throws, candles, ceramics, carpets, chopping boards and other wooden articles). Personal accessories (Purses, totes, clutches, wallets, bracelets, necklaces, shoes).  Captivated the interest of international buyers that assisted to “New York Now” winter edition, which was held from February 3rd to February 7th 2018 at the Javits Center in New York, United States

During the last 15 years, Guatemalan companies have participated in one of the most important home fairs, of lifestyle and gifts in the United States, as it is a key opportunity to highlight the cultural value that Guatemalan hand made products have and show the perfect combination achieved by blending ancestral techniques such as embroidery, foot and waist loom, beads, hand-painted ceramics, among others, with today´s fashion design. These developments attracted wholesale customers from the main stores selling home decoration products in the United States, museums, boutiques and specialized stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Coordinator of the Craft Committee of AGEXPORT, Mónica Díaz, explained.

The partner companies of the Craft Commission of AGEXPORT who attended to this international fair were: La Casa Cotzal, Meso, Manos Preciosas, Itza Wood, Algodones Mayas, Maya Loom y Ecobambas

During the four days at the fair we showed unique collection pieces that will set tendencies in international countries. Besides, our seven partner companies had the chance to generate new businesses, Said Díaz.

The partner companies that attended NY Now, work in Alliance with more than 15 artisanal associations of Chimaltenango, Sololá, Quiche, Totonicapán and Quetzaltenango.


Andrea Vides
Andrea Vides
Guatemalteca, periodista desde hace 10 años. Apasionada por la comunicación. @avides_vgt
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