Soon you won’t have to go to Tlaquepaque in person to browse and purchase the delightful arts and crafts this Guadalajara suburb has to offer.
The new digital platform Tlakemarket will bring together local crafts entrepreneurs to market their products for both wholesale and individual buyers in these challenging times.
Gabriel Venegas, president of the Tlaquepaque Chamber of Commerce, said 100 businesses have so far signed up to the project. “It will be a great help to them, as the platform can be accessed from anywhere in the world,” Venegas said, adding that the economic reactivation in Tlaquepaque has been slow, since 60 percent of the craft center’s income comes from domestic and international visitors and tourists. He reckoned that 20 percent of Tlaquepaque’s arts and crafts businesses will not survive the pandemic.