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Holiday pop-up market held in San Luis Obispo to raise money for Convoy of Hope

Posted at 7:29 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 22:52:33-05

Dozens of local business owners sold trinkets and charms outside of Mountainbrook Church in San Luis Obispo for a holiday pop-up market.

All vendors at the event collaborated to raise money for humanitarian organization Convoy of Hope, and its Women's Empowerment program.

Organizers say the program teaches women in economically developing nations how to start their own businesses.

Some of the business owners we spoke with say their handcrafted items were inspired by their culture and interests.

"We're both from Mexico and we've been living here all our lives. We just wanted to bring some more color, and it's definitely inspirational, and everyone likes the little towns, the pueblos, in our home country," said Laura Lozano, owner of Laura Larrin.

"I think [my pieces] each have their own inspiration. For some of them, I was watching the Mandalorian so it's color palettes from the Mandalorian. It depends on what we're doing and what we're around," said Reina Campbell and Gabrielle Wicherm, owners of Two Sisters.

Other local businesses at the event include little bee and company... California bee company and moonflower thrifts.