When the idea of Kurumi was born to respond to this problem, we were not sure if it was craziness or urgency. We decided it was an urgency.”
With this purpose started Kurumi, an initiative to create sustainable gifts that inspire the coming generations. Kurumi, which means child in Tupi-Guaraní, exists to connect people who look for gifts with a social and environmental purpose to communities that look for ways to access markets in conditions of more equity.
Together with indigenous artisans and artists, designers and educators, designs and recommends products made by indigenous communities, with sustainable and safe materials, sowing care for the planet and respect for traditional cultures. Furthermore Kurumi aims to foster the discussion and analysis about how the toys industry can turn into a driving force for a more sustainable future.
Kurumi emerged in 2019 and in august 2020 made its first launch with a line of actions that connects children to the Wichí communities in Argentina. We are on our first steps and open for dialogue, partnerships and collaboration. If you want to learn more, get in touch with us.
We have also had the great help of friends and family, without whom this book would have not been possible: Martin, Yanina, Rebecca W., Rebecca M., Marcia, Carolina, Leandro, Vera, Paula, Paz, Vicky, Belén, Ana, Vivian y tantos otros.
For building our website, we had the support of Martín López, and the institutional video has been produced by Raissa Albuquerque. Some of the pictures we use were a contribution by Antonio Trombetta. The Kurumi section at VinculARTE website is by Maria Macarena Salinas.