Peru’s role in the jewelry world is largely that of a supplier of gold and silver—some of both from Fairmined-certified mines such as Aurelsa in Relave (stay tuned for a feature on the subject in the May issue)—but this week I’ll learn firsthand about what its manufacturing and design community has to offer in the way of finished jewelry. I’ve just landed in Lima in the middle of the night, and will attend the 17th edition of the Perumoda show, which takes place April 9–11. The fair is the most important one of the calendar year for the Peruvian fashion industry and showcases “the best of the Peruvian export supply in apparel, jewelry, footwear, and accessories,” according to the Textile, Apparel, and Accessories Division of PromPerú, the governmental export and tourism promotion board that organizes the fair.
You might recall that I wrote about this group in the June issue last year, as the Lima-based organization brought a delegation of designers and manufacturers to JCK Las Vegas, where the group took up residence inside a Peru Pavilion in the Design Center. (Previously, the group was a hidden gem within the show’s World’s Fair section.) And though it’s tempting to check out the shoe section of Perumoda (this is a complete fashion-lifestyle fair), I’ll stick to covering the items of interest—including textiles or other relevant giftables—for JCK’s jewelry store readers.
Now…sleep! I’ll catch up with you all again on Thursday, at which point I’ll have completed a full day at the show.
Etna cuff in sterling with drusy by Perumoda exhibitor Sissai
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