This is a second part of the Artcrafts Market in the San José Weekends (Part 1)
One of the things that stroke me on the market was the fact that not only the products were made by the artisans who were selling them, but they use a lot of recycled, reused materials.
In one of the stands, they were selling little pillows. Their brand is Kapai. And actually what they sell are heating and natural medicinal pads.
These are two ladies, one of them married to a doctor that with the menopause problems started to develop aches in the articulations. One of them had a serious problem in the wrist and her friend decided to help her creating this little cushion filled with herbs and seeds and heating it up to soothe the pain. It worked immediately. As soon as their friends heard about this, they started asking them to make a pad for the back, an ankle belt, etc. And they started charging small amounts for them.
As they saw this could turn into a business they started taking courses in the University of Costa Rica. Both of them took several courses and learned all they could about how heat and medicinal herbs could help people with all sorts of aches.
It worked amazingly well.
Now they own Kapai, their own brand of heating pads for all needs.
One of my children gave me one of these pads for my birthday last week, and after using them, I am seriously considering to buy three or four more! They are truly fantastic!
Another thing that called my attention was their creativity and originality.
In the case of “Arte Eco Amigable” (Ecofriendly Art) their products, made from different materials were nice and some of them really cool (From the music lover I am). Very different and very well finished.
Nomada is a brand I’ve known for a while. My daughter bought one of their waist bags a few years ago and it was so successful, so comfortable and so easy to use that the whole family ended up buying them products.
Mainly, their bags are put on the hip, and they can be one or two bags. Super comfortable and super useful.
They are made of recycled materials and are completely washable.
On the third part of this serie, we will see purses, grape seeds remedies and the best fish ceviche in San Jose!