New handcrafted products from TASA will be presented in Alcoutim

The products that were developed in the 2nd phase of the TASA Project – Ancestral Techniques, Current Solutions, will be presented at […]

10_Montanhac_VRThe products that were developed in the 2nd phase of the TASA Project – Ancestral Techniques, Current Solutions, will be presented on May 13, at the Espaço Guadiana Auditorium, in Alcoutim, at 9:30 am.

In focus will be the fifteen new pieces created within the scope of this project to enhance the Algarve's handicrafts, launched by the Regional Coordination and Development Commission and which has been promoted, in recent years, by the company ProActiveTur – Responsible Tourism.

Among the new proposals, inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, are, among others, a saddle and bicycle handles made of cork, as well as a picnic basket handcrafted using the artisanal technique used in the construction of Andalusian “tamboriles rocieros”.

In addition to the presentation of products that resulted from the collaboration between designers and artisans from the Algarve, Alentejo and Andalusia, the final event of the 2nd phase of TASA includes a debate on various aspects related to the production, marketing and sustainability of traditional arts.

The second phase of TASA had the main objective of «consolidating and sustainably expanding this project, strengthening the socioeconomic fabric of the Low Density Areas of the Algarve».

«This phase of the project included thirteen artisans, new traditional techniques and local materials from the Algarve, the Alentejo region and Andalusia. There was an increase in investment in communication design, which allowed the design of labels that tell the story and characteristics of each product, create their own packaging to pack them, produce a new catalog and other means of communication», listed CCDR do Algarve, in a press release.

Among other partnerships, the project worked with three schools in the Algarve region, which allowed the creation of graphic proposals to apply in some of the pieces.

The TASA Project is financed by the FEDER under the PO Algarve 21 (QREN) and POCTEP (Operational Program for Cross-border Cooperation Spain Portugal).

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