“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall
Walking into LaLoca in Sidney is like entering the market-of-the-world!
Christine, the owner, has travelled extensively throughout South America and sources her own products.
All items offered for sale at LaLoca are purchased as part of a fair trade partnership with individual women and artisans around the world. Christine is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, which signifies that producers are treated with respect and paid fair wages, development is fostered and environmental standards are adhered to.
These darling handknitted sweaters are made by women in Peru, using their own harvested alpaca wool.
Substantial pieces of metal wall art are made in Haiti.
These handmade baskets are from Guana.
Hand-felted wool birds are made in Peru.
More recently Christine also began sourcing items from India and Africa.
These totes are made of hand-felted wool with embellishments in Nepal.
Edgy jewellery like this neckpice is crafted by Zambian artisans in the South Luangwa using organic materials originating from the African bush.
Colourful frog guitarists are made from recycled tin cans in South Africa.
There’s men’s, women’s and unisex clothing from Nepal as well as from Thailand.
An assortment of colorful wall hooks comes from India.
The Kisii stone carvings from Kenya are ultra-smooth and beg to be touched.
These adorable mouse slippers come in all sizes and various colours. This pair was my specific choice as a gift for a family member. The hand felted alpaca wool slippers are made in Nepal.
Banners with quotable messages are from Indonesia.
Of all the striking, colourful items on display everywhere, my personal favourites were the stunning wall tapestries are handmade in Bolivia.
What a treasure trove from all over the globe! A true gem.
2367 Beacon Ave, Sidney
Tue – Sat 10:30 am – 5 pm