by Dominique Lescott
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): When most brick and mortar stores across the globe were suffering as a result of the pandemic, Nevis based Amelia Chiverton transformed the office of her property management and vehicle rental company ACE in Nelson Spring into a multi-purpose gift store showcasing crafts made by local artisans.
Chiverton utilised the space in Cotton Ground, to generate income, whilst tourists were not coming into the Federation to rent vehicles.
Chiverton is the owner and proprietor of the Olive Tree which provides a space for local creators to display and sell their locally made products.
Chiverton said, “Ninety percent of the artisans are local and the rest I bring in.”
The gift store features artisans such as local artist Vaughn Anslyn, Easton the Artist, based in the US and products by popular holistic care guru Bac2myroots SpaTique owner Yejide Njambi Parry. The local gift store is “home of a unique collection of beautiful, handmade items by local St Kitts and Nevis designers and craftspeople. Our stock includes a variety of memorable crafted items and also St Kitts and Nevis souvenirs, according to their official Facebook page. It is located at Nelson Spring Condo Complex, Cotton Ground from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm.