Peru 2016 | Volunteer with the Foundation

Join our team of volunteers for our 2016 mission to Peru and experience first-hand the Pure Art Foundation in action as we travel to Pucallpa with the Construct a Structure Today Initiative.

November 08, 2015 by Melanie Guilbault

Style | How we wear Zulugrass

Zulugrass is a fair trade, natural and sustainable jewelry created by The Leakey Collection in 2002. Handmade by artisans in the Rift Valley of Kenya in East Africa, these colour strands are created from grass and fallen wood. They're lightweight, and incredibly versatile. There are endless ways to wear zulugrass, but we thought we'd share one of our favourites with you here. Check out below for a step by step guide on how to build your very own zulugrass necklace...

July 28, 2015 by Melanie Guilbault

The Story Behind Pure Art

The year was 2008, just two years into the humanitarian projects of the Pure Art Foundation, established in 2006, and Founders Brigitte and Robert found themselves travelling to Pucallpa, Peru. Working with a community of squatters living in the slums on the outskirts of this jungle town, the duo was busy developing initiatives that would provide shelter, fresh water, healthcare and education to families in need. On March 12th, Brigitte and Robert travelled three hours up the Ucayali River, visiting Nuevo San Juan for the inauguration of the area’s first fresh water well. On that same day, Pure Art Founder Brigitte met Mirna, a Shipibo woman from Limongema, an indigenous community from deeper within the jungle...

 

 

 

July 28, 2015 by Melanie Guilbault