Made on Bonaire

more than a year ago

Bonaire may be small in size, but it is home to both people and products that have gained the island world-wide fame. One particular area for which it is known is its thriving art scene, which is reason enough to visit this Caribbean destination. These days, more and more local entrepreneurs have confidence in themselves and the goods they produce. ‘Made on Bonaire’ is a title that most island residents don’t take lightly. It’s indeed a source of pride. Dutch Caribbean In Your Pocket interviewed two young enthusiastic islanders that work hard every day to bring their artistic glass products to a whole new level.

 DCIYP: Bonaire is home to many people from all over the world. You guys are from South Africa (Charlene) and Italy (Gabriele). How did you end up on Bonaire?

 Charlene: ‘My husband and I came here to the Dutch Caribbean in early 2011. We met on the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship, where we were both working at the time. Since the first time we arrived on Bonaire we immediately fell in love with the island. We have since had a baby girl. We named her Zahara, which means bright and shining, as she is the new jewel in our life. Besides a shop on Bonaire, we now also have stores on St. Maarten and  Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, which are also cruise ship destinations. I guess we can’t run away from them. More relatives came into the business over the years and joined the Elements family and now we are one big family creating some fantastic new designs.’


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