“In the year 1973, our father, José Joaquín Chaverri, made the decision to leave the family business founded by his grandfather. He started what has grown to become our business. At that time, we were just kids. As time went by, the business met with great success. We made furniture, handicrafts, and anything else that we could.
“In the early 90’s, we pursued the idea of selling directly to the final client, which has given us very good results. In 1992, our father died, which forced us to take over all aspects of the business. At that time we decided that Alexander and Silvia would take over the administration of the company, and we would focus only on utilitarian wood products.. We began to earn renown through fairs and expositions, which gave us the opportunity to open up to new clients in Mexico and the United States. That allowed us to make exclusive designs for Calvin Klein, Water Works, and other prestigious clients in New York. Today, we sell a lot to Costa Rica’s national market, and we export less, since after the recession some clients sought other alternatives.
“With time and experience, we have innovated a lot in the design of new crafts. Through our collection, we offer a great variety to our clients. With new technology, we try to improve some of our techniques. We use sustainable wood and discarded items, transforming them into new products of great elegance.
“We are located in the village of Sarchí, ‘cradle of Costa Rican handicrafts.’ Besides being in a sustainable location, our business has the PYME certification of innovation, granted by the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Commerce (MEIC) of Costa Rica. Recently, we have been certified by TourCert Check, granted by a German cooperative. This certification ensures that we use good sustainable practices that are humane and environmentally friendly, and that we fulfill all the requirements that the Costa Rican state requires in order to be leaders in the creation of wood handicrafts.”