Island-inspired takeaways issue 4

Island-inspired takeaways issue 4

Jamaican-made, handcrafted products are some of the best gifts to take with you home after your vacation on the island.

You'll find a plethora of handmade products made by local artisans and clothing designers, all offering their unique take on the island experience.

Also, what makes these farewell gifts so special is the fact that you'll possibly have one of the few ever made. Most local manufacturers make it a habit to produce limited editions of their designs.

Take a piece of Jamaica home with you when you purchase one of these unique, island-inspired gifts. 

Now let's continue the series on our favorite lines of authentic, Jamaican-made products. 

Peace-is of Bianca

Peace-is of Bianca is a lifestyle brand that seeks to leverage its range of products to achieve a positive social, cultural, and environmental impact by approaching the design and production of the brand’s jewelry from a holistic point.

As subtly suggested by the brand name, ‘Peace-is’ also a play on the word ‘pieces’ - each work of (He)ART is imbued with passion and tells a story through the names and inspiration behind the symbolic collections created.

Peace-Is of Bianca is where abstract meets organic, giving birth to a fusion of copper, silver, and gold, intertwined with semi-precious metals and stones, and a variety of raw materials. 

For more information contact: Bianca Bartley at (876) 438 9554, 

Instagram: @peaceisofbianca

Serious Things A Go Happen: Three Decades of Jamaican Dancehall Signs 
By Maxine Walters

Serious Things A Go Happen: Three Decades of Jamaican Dancehall Signs, documents Jamaica’s musical journey into the 21st century through the island’s vibrant, indigenous street sign culture.

Jamaican dancehall emerged out of reggae in the late 1970s and brought with it a new visual style characterized by bright colors and bold, hand-drawn lettering on posters promoting parties.

Serious Things A Go Happen brings together more than 100 original posters and signs from the 1990s through today, drawn from the collection of Jamaican film and television producer Maxine Walters. 

Annabella Boxes

Annabella Boxes were first created in the mid-70s in Stony Hill by Annabella Ogden as a hobby, repurposing old cigar boxes into collectible trinket boxes decorated with her favorite Caribbean prints.

Their popularity as gifts eventually encouraged her to turn her hobby into a business, with her boxes being collected by both locals and visitors alike. Annabella Boxes can be purchased at Harmony Hall and leading gift shops islandwide.

The Durrell series has been developed by her daughter, Jessica Ogden with artwork by herself, Graham Davis, H. Lisa Solon, Lisa Remeny, and Susan Cianciolo, and pays tribute to Annabella’s love of nature. 

Tel: (876) 975 4222, (876) 974 2870


JA Sandal Company

The Jamaica Sandal Company makes leather sandals for men, women, and children, handcrafted by Jamaican artisans.

Their sandals come in a variety of sizes and can be customized in any mix of colors and styles.

Metallics and fun embellishments mean that their strappy beauties dress up shorts, casual rompers, and dresses - easily transitioning any outfit from day to night. Jamaica Sandal Company delivers worldwide.

Tel: (876) 306 3657 for more info.

Follow them @jasandalco