Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Peruvian hats on Canadian heads...sounds like a plan.

Q: What do you get when you cross Canadian university students with hand made Peruvian products?
A: Stylish scholars and happy artesans.
This week we worked with the artesans to choose products to send to the University of Western Ontario, where, with the help of our friend Umair (that´s right, we know Canadians), we will sell sell sell!
For the first round of operations, we selected 50 products including hats, gloves, jackets, purses, backpacks, rings, and many other great items. Cross your fingers, we´re hoping for big results.
In other news, the association has almost completed their proposal for the sustainable community development contest, Fondo Social NeVo, and is beginning to seriously prepare for their 2 stores in the local Hotel Libertador. In addition, the artesans sent out their first of three payment notifications to the inactive artesans in the association. This is an important step in the fortalization of the association, and we at Nexos are happy to see it finally happening.
Next week we hope to get the store in Canada up and running, and start making some real moves on an opportunity to sell ceramics in France. The proposal for the Fondo Social NeVo should be complete and we will continue prepping for Hotel Libertador.
It´s been busy in the artesan market, but busy is good, and we´re happy to put in the effort. I would also like to point out that I refrianed from making an "eh" joke this entire post, despite it´s focus on Canada. You´re welcome UWO students. Now please buy some cool Peruvian products.

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