Andrea Menéndez - Grovemakers
The Association of Merchants and Creators GROVEMAKERS was born in O Grove in 2018. The common denominator of the brands that make up this group is created. Among its partners we can find leather craftsmen, designers, screen printers, illustrators, fashion designers, book publishers, etc. The association has two main aspects: the commercial one ((organizing and participating in markets related to its creative philosophy and making the associated brands known) and the cultural one (scheduling training in artisan and creative fields, promoting the heritage of their town or lighting events as Creative Women). Two fundamental requirements are necessary to join: being from O Grove or residing in it and having a business (or proto-business) that meets the bases of creativity, originality and craftsmanship. One of the pillars of the association is the revitalization of rural areas, defending that if we have to invent a future for ourselves, it must have deep roots in our cultural past.