Montego Bay is set to benefit from a craft fair courtesy of the Craft Department of the Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo) on Thursday December 14, 2017. TPDCo will stage the annual Craft Fair at the Whitter Village Promenade in Ironshore, Montego Bay. The event which will commence at 10 am until 3pm is a move by TPDCo’s craft team to give craft producers and traders recognition and support.
This will be done by showcasing local producers’ authentic handcrafted pieces as well as the work of trainees from a recent craft training activity in tie-dye and coconut shell – This entails making craft items such as bags and earrings from the dried outer shell of the fruit. The initiative is in support of the notion that visitors come to Jamaica in search of unique handmade pieces that are reflective of our bold culture.
It is envisioned that the fair will present networking opportunities for the 26 craft producers and traders who are expected to participate in the activity. For the day, the craft producers will have the option to take their items to a large and open space that allows for greater interactions with both local and international buyers.
Apart from craft items, which will include clothing, jewelry and furniture, amongst other pieces; patrons will be treated to entertainment from the Pinchaz Sound System, cultural performances by the John Rollins Success Primary School, along with give-a-ways.
Locals are encouraged to support the event which will provide a range of items for gift giving for the upcoming festive season.