Design Caribbean is the region’s leading contemporary design event displaying the Caribbean’s finest handmade products and innovative designs. Inspired by the passion and talent of both distinguished and aspiring artists, Design Caribbean showcases the very best of the region’s finest handmade products and innovative designs.
Hands in Clay
Hands in Clay Jamaica Limited is a company with a progressive vision. What sets the Jamaican entity apart from its competitors is the ethos of its Creative Director, Robert Campbell.
Créations Dorées is a company born out of and driven by passion. It’s two founders, Stéphanie Dartigue and Sara Magloire, both from Haiti, share a love for fashion and a belief in the power that looking and feeling beautiful has for a woman.
The Dot Miller Collection
Dorothy Miller, also known as Dot Miller, is transforming traditional craft into couture with her self-titled collection of straw bags. This age-old basket weaving techniques takes on a new life in the innovative forms, colours and textures which the collection encompasses.
Arawak Leather Craft
Arawak Leather Craft represents Caribbean leather work at its finest. The wide range of items is meticulously crafted from high-quality leather into timeless designs conceptualized by Richard Winter, the company’s founder and manager.
Khadija Assales brings a whimsical and imaginative essence to her Jewellery known commercially as Kaj Expressions or The Treasure Box. The latter name is a fitting reference to the enchanting nature of the semi-precious stones, glass beads, and precious metals which the designer uses to bring her dreams to life.
“Fashion had a Genesis…behold the RÊVElation!”© This is the tag line for one of Jamaica’s most successful jewellery and accessories lines. RÊVE, which is French for “Dream” is fuelled by a genuine enthusiasm and passion for the heritage…
Belzeb Inc. is a cottage collection of hand-crafted, all natural indulgences that are not only luxurious but are created in the pursuit of social and environmental change. For over a decade, the company has specialized in handmade cosmetics that are crafted from the Caribbean’s most beneficial and aromatic plant derivatives including, but not limited to, nutmeg, mango, coconut and papaya.
Ava and Mark Daniel founded AVARK in 1983 with the attempt to capture the essence of the Caribbean through wearable, usable art as their impetus. Since then, the duo has created hand-crafted and hand-painted Caribbean interpretations of male and female fashion & home-furnishings.
The past is remolded in Nicholas Young’s collection of clay crafts, Rainforest Pottery. The brand’s central motif is the contemporary interpretation of traditional Amerindian motifs etched into clay sculptures made from Guyanese kaolin and natural red clay.
Designs By Nadia
Keeping it naturally fashionable. That is Nadia Jabour’s ethos and is a theme which runs throughout the stunning collection of jewellery made from environmentally-sourced materials commercially known as Designs by Nadia.
Quite simply Very Vanita is art made practical. Artist Vanita Commissiong uses her vibrant painted depictions of scenes of traditional Caribbean life that simultaneously pay homage to her native Barbados and transfers them on to a variety of items, catering to the needs of a modern person in any country.