Since the fall of 2007, Lucia’s World Emporium ( formerly Lucia’s World Friendly Boutiques) has been Lexington’s premier Fair Trade store. We are located at 328 North Ashland Ave, Lexington, Kentucky 40502. In October, 2014 when we moved we decided to change our name to Lucia’s World Emporium to reflect the larger variety of retail offerings, primarily our expanded home decor section.
Our new location is part of the vibrant up and coming Kenwick neighborhood and National Venue redevelopment. We are excited to be a part of a diverse area that is working to become one of Lexington’s newest spots for shopping, dining and retail.Lucia’s World Emporium carries an eclectic array of ethically produced jewelry, accessories, gifts, home decor and artwork from around the world. By shopping fair trade, you are creating a just and equitable world by improving the quality of life of artisans and their families. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation all of our products are handmade and produced under fair trade guidelines.
Lucia’s Imports L.L.C established in 2005, works under Fair Trade guidelines and partner with Guatemalan families, artisans groups and cooperatives to produce and develop a wholesale market for their quality designed accessories and handicrafts.Working directly with the Guatemalan artisan improves their economic well being and allows them to earn a living wage. Around the world, most artisans have little opportunity or experience to market their products. We work side by side with the artisans to design products that are not only rich in tradition but fashionable, modern and functional.Our hand beaded glass jewelry is made by artisan groups on Lake Atitlan utilizing their traditional weaving skills and modern design rich in beauty and color. Most recently, we are working with artisans to preserve the ancient tradition of Mayan weaving and the new tradition of Recycling, Reusing and Renewing.Our eco-friendly purses, coin bags and accessories combine vintage embroidery and weaving’s from the Mayan women’s hupiles and cortes (traditional poncho style blouses and skirts made by the Mayan women) with modern fashion.Through our all our efforts, we work under the principles of Fair Trade and we hope to raise social consciousness of the beauty of the Guatemalan’s art and their culture and to help make a difference in the artisan’s lives. We believe we can make this difference one purchase at a time.Sincerely,
Teresa & Eduardo