At “El Taller,” you will find a workshop of Zuleta’s famous and beautiful embroidery work, plus various crafts made by Ecuadorian hands. “El Taller” is managed by the Galo Plaza Lasso Foundation, a non-profit organization involved in helping the surrounding communities. Our embroideries are made by hundreds of Zuleta’s women who use their spare time to contribute to their agrarian family income. Francisca Carlosama, the head of the Zuleta Women’s Cooperative can demonstrate the process, and you are welcome to buy or order tablecloths, placemats, curtains, blouses and many other beautiful items.
The other crafts and goods being sold at the store are all fair trade and locally made. Our goal is to help the local community sell their craft and provide an alternative income.