ARUBABC – Steffen Maas
Arubabc was designed by Steffen Maas. As an illustrator, graphic designer and photographer he is working with various cultural institutions and creative individuals. Aside to his studio work, Steffen is teaching in China regularly.
Arubabc wants to promote Aruban culture to foreign visitors as well as to the Aruban people, to stimulate literacy, reading culture and cultural awareness in Aruba.
Arubabc offers stylish stationary products as well as appealing educational materials, from ready-made items to customized designs and unique art work. By purchasing any gift or educational item of Arubabc you support Steffen to implement Arubabc in schools and improve materials for the classroom.
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Handmade art made of recycled maps and magazines.
Since an early age, Diana has been interested in travel, geography, history, and maps of any kind especially maps of other countries. This interest, combined with her desire to recycle brought her to this current project: combining and repurposing old maps, encyclopedias, and travel magazines for backdrops to paint on. Her subjects are diverse and varied but are always infused with the island life feeling.
Eco Living Aruba
Created by local couple Rose and Dan, Eco Living Aruba produces sustainable products that promote a greener lifestyle. While Dan takes care of the bees on Aruba, Rose loves to explore the possibilities of making local, natural products. This year we can expect them to bring their handcrafted natural soaps, homegrown Luffa sponges, a ready to use dish soap, beeswax wraps, handharvested ‘Fleur de Sel’ Sea Salt and even a Honey Liqueur that they distilled themselves. Purchasing their products helps support the native Bee population as well as their mission to build a greener Aruba.
Kala will be selling handmade items in the form of jewelry, paintings, paperweights, art deco and much more.
Linda’s hobby for the past 15 years is collecting driftwood on the shores here in Aruba and getting creative with it. You can expect the following from her: driftwood mobiles, driftwood boards in all kinds of colors, painted coconuts, painted wine bottles and much more.
Made By Locals
We are a unified brand of Quality Local Products from Aruba Coffee Roasting Company, Dushi Ponche Crema’s, Nonna’s Gourmet, Hot Delight, Eco Living, Krakeling Chocolates, Palmera rums, Dakota Ponche Crema’s, Diano Food, Italia Aruba and design products & Christmas ornaments by Erika Moran, Natalia Koolman, Ralph Gouda and more.
We are a Unified Brand, label for products with high quality standards and a product development company of products with purpose that prioritize fair trade, job creation and the development of an active Creative Industry & dynamic Orange Economy in which the island’s local artists, designers, home-made and home-grown products can thrive in.
Mara’s Tees & Things
I’m Mara, born and raised in Aruba. Few years ago, I started making some handcrafts as a hobby and discovered that this was my passion, since then I’ve been doing my own creations in dreamcatchers, windchimes, stone painting and wire-jewelry and more
Some of the materials I use are sea-glass, crystal beads, semi-precious stones, shells, wires and everything that inspires me to do my creations.
See a need. Fill a need. I saw a huge need for recycling here on the island because it is a shame how full Parkietenbos is. So in aiming to be the change we wish to see in the world we started #guerillarecycling
We started with making furniture pieces from pallets and crafting with items saved from our trash, because there is no “away” when we throw something away. Our team grows and we are able to recycle more and more waste out of the trash stream. We make jewelry pieces, wood art, recycled crafts and deco art, even custom-order furniture. We will be introducing our own stains which are locally producer & bio-friendly. We need you to help us to continue to recycle. Our island appreciates it, and so do we.
Leather pouches / crossbody bags & hand stamped cotton pouches. Authentic, simple and functional.
Seasoned Salts made with locally harvested sea salt and organic home grown herbs and spices. Including: Bacon Salt, Popcorn Salt, Everything Bagel Salt, Umami Seasoning, Smoked Salt and more! I’m very interested in creative kitchens, foraging, gardening and making food taste really good.
SoGreen Hair Products
What Is SoGreen Hair Treatment & Herbal Oil? SoGreen is a reconstructing hair treatment. Repairs damaged, dry & processed hair. Minimize hair fall & stimulates hair growth. SoGreen is made with natural ingredients.
These products will do wonders for your hair since they are from all natural products. Visit their stand to see the wide variety of products they can offer you. Also suitable for pregnant women.
The Little Fry
In Aruba, Inspiration comes naturally from the surrounding organic elements. Colors are constantly shifting by the wind and the sea. With this inspiration, I started using the shibori method to hand dye fabric to create home and children’s accessories. Shibori is an old Japanese dyeing technique where fabric is either tied or bound. The results form unique patterns mirroring the changing elements found here. From bibs to pillows, napkins to onesies, each piece is handmade and one of a kind in both color and pattern.
The Sticker Lady
The Sticker Lady designs vinyl decals. Fun holiday designs on a variety of glasses, mugs and surfaces. Looking for something personalized? Ask about the possibilities!
Homemade Candles, Homemade Sugar Hand scrubs, and Homemade Ponche Crema.
URJA hand painted mandalas by Lata & Abha
URJA mandala Art is basically an art of creating Mandalas with different ideas and visions. We combine our imagination with different ideas and create wide variety of mandalas on different bases. Mandalas which we create with our imaginations and vision on canvases, wood, ceramic and different other materials that can become the best art piece of your home or work places and source of energy every time you see and breath with it.
Two friends, originally from India, paint mandala canvases and want to bring their art to locals. Mandala is an imagination expressed in layers of circles with various patterns and designs. They provide workshops as needed and demonstrate the Mandala Art.
Abha & Lata
Vicky & Angie
Mother-Daughter duo Vicky and Angelina will have hand-printed t-shirts for kids, teens and adults and canvas bags with selected pieces of Angelina’s drawings. Also unique drawings in the anime style, Angelina’s favorite genre at the moment. Vicky makes accessories inspired by African textile necklaces, with touches of handmade clay beads and crochet.
Levinia works as a nurse at the hospital in Aruba and has completed studies in Herbology, Aromatherapy, and massage. She wishes to offer a back to nature approach to health. She will be offering a variety of salves, tinctures, and creams at the Cadushi festival. All are handmade and include herbs that are grown in her garden and other gardens here in Aruba. She also does tarot card readings.
Come see her and enjoy a free cup of mulled wine while she reads your fortune. Let’s get magical.