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CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – the banana party which will be housed at the Anglican School Annex from February 20-22, 2022, was approved by the 43rd Independence Anniversary of Saint Lucia Independence Celebrations Committee; during this time, Patricia Anthia Joshua international trade and agricultural marketing expert and member of FRIEETAD in OECS Inc., looks forward to showcasing her work on the use of indigenous products at the upcoming Banana Festival.

The Holy Trinity Anglican Church Management Committee embraces as a major highlight the work of Lucian Xpressisons – an exhibitor at the upcoming exhibition.

Lucian Xpression is a small artisan business producing handcrafted items in Des Barras, Babonneau, Saint Lucia. The area is known for its heritage tours and turtle watching at Grand Anse.

Lucian Xpression has been producing crafts since 1992 with fabric design, production of tie-dye t-shirts and suits, extracts and appliqués. In 1994, the company began working with calabash, pine needles, bamboo and coconut, making bowls, cups and boxes; and handmade paper from recycled paper. In 2003, Lucian Xpression bought the handmade paper business from TIFIFI Studio and started making paper from Fibre. Lucian Xpression has participated in exhibitions in Barbados, Guadeloupe and Saint Lucia; and has won awards for producing environmental products.

Owner and Creative Director is Patricia Anthia Joshua, whose background is in agriculture, has always been interested in transforming locally found natural raw materials into eco-friendly souvenirs, fostering links between agriculture and tourism .

Joshua has a background in fabric design, paper pattern design, sewing and jewelry, with a focus on packaging seaside finds. From 2003 the business expanded to include the production of paper and paper products. “These have become our main products,” says Joshua. “After receiving a grant from CCCIC, we are now able to extract fibers from banana stems, pineapple and sisal leaves. Accordingly, we will investigate the production of fibers and vegan leather.

The natural fibers used in the production of our paper are mainly banana/plantain, blue mahoe, breadfruit, cotton hair, mango, hibiscus, Khus-Khus grass and bamboo.

Lucian Xpression creates handicrafts and keepsakes using locally available raw materials and incorporates new technologies into their products to provide customers with an item that is functional, beautiful, and/or unique to the history and geography of Sainte-Marie. Lucy.

“We care about the appearance and quality of our products,” Joshua emphasized. “Lucian Xpression provides the best possible value to our customers and we want every dollar spent with us to be well spent. The uniqueness of the product design and the incorporation of Saint Lucia’s history, culture and geography make it a must-have among visitors and locals alike.”

the banana party says Joshua, “is an almost perfect platform to catch the attention of policy makers and the younger generation who may wish to apply policy prescriptions and modern innovative knowledge and technologies to promote ingenious technologies. […] by Lucian Xpressions; making your memories special and eco-friendly.

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