Cosecha is as a design store in which you can immerse yourself in discovering genuine and locally made arts and crafts. Cosecha which translates into harvesting, reflects the diversification of the Aruban craft heritage and the artistic supply of artisans, through which their personal stories, inspirations and craftsmanship are exposed in their products. Cosecha is a haven for locally made arts and crafts that provides locals and visitors with a pure representation of the Aruban heritage. Cosecha showcases the beautiful diversity in arts and crafts from all artisans whom have received the SEYO certification while encouraging Aruba’s creative industry through awareness creation and workshop provisions as to ensure a sustainable makers economy. At the Cosecha store in San Nicolas there is also a creative center, facilitating workshops for the public, and a small restaurant.
Products found in Cosecha have all been certified by the national seal of craftsmanship Seyo Nacional pa Artesania. This seal was established by the government of Aruba through the Department of Culture Aruba, DCA, to recognize locally handmade products so they could be distinguished from imported mass produced products. Considering the growing demand of the tourist for genuine and authentic local products, the government of Aruba saw a certification seal as an opportunity to fortify the position of the artisans as well, who have been lobbying for recognition for years.
The DCA, started issuing the Seyo for artisans in 2012, represented by an appointed commission of experts who give out the certification based on the UNESCO criteria for artisan craftsmanship which are: craftsmanship, originality, esthetics, material use, local identity and commercial value. The Seyo is considered a tool to boost Aruba's creative industry, prompting local artisans to develop more and better locally handmade products.
Within the Cosecha you will find distinguished artisans, who play a crucial role in upholding Aruba’s arts and craft industry. The current collection showcases the variety hereof.
The Cosecha design store is open Monday from 1PM to 6PM, and Tuesday through Saturday from 9AM to 6PM.
Cosecha San Nicolas is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM - 5PM and on Monday from 1pm-5pm.
Cosecha San Nicolas is located at B. v/d Veen Zeppenfeldstraat 20.