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SIDS meet proves profitable for half a dozen craft makers

The just-ended Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting of Small Island Developing States held at Hilton Barbados Resort proved to be beneficial for nearly half dozen local crafts people.

Designs of Lana Skeete.

Designs of Lana Skeete.

The general feedback from them was that the delegates came, saw and bought items ranging from jewellery to cosmetics and handicraft.

Owner of Shaneece-Key’s Design, Charice Worrell, reported that persons who attended the conference, not only admired her hand-made custom designed jewellery, but bought items as well.

Chief Executive Officer of Altilis Holistic Self Spa Line, Reaiah Harris, said “some looked and some bought”. Harris, whose company manufactures body care products made from breadfruit leaves as well as lemon grass tea, said the customers mainly took tea and soap.

“I got good response. People bought,” declared Creative Manager of Harwood Woodworks, Franklyn Harwood. Among the main items he sold were gavels. Harwood also displayed indigenous Barbadian games such as potta and warii.

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