Photo by Linda Robertson.
Kyla Roberts (11 months) helps her mother, Carla Vieira,
put up her displays of Ecuadorian handicrafts at the Women's
Lifestyle Expo at the More FM Arena yesterday.
Ms Vieira, who has lived in Dunedin since 2008 when she moved
here from Ecuador to complete a masters in design studies,
imports handicrafts, including alpaca blankets, knitwear and
jewellery, from free trade communities in the Andes and along
the coast of Ecuador, selling them online and through shows
such as the women's expos.
Co-organiser Christine Woodhouse, of Palmerston North, said
about 120 exhibitors had booked in for the two-day weekend
expo with some coming from as far afield as Bulls.
A range of jewellery, beauty, fitness and business products
would be on display, along with crafts, food and wine
sampling, handicrafts and fashion.