Miami Beach Polo 2012

Posted on March 30, 2012 by METIER . | 1 Comment

This year we are sponsoring the MIAMI BEACH POLO. Visit our booth over the sand. Find us on the official magazine of the event. April 26-29.


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Aim High

Posted on March 27, 2012 by METIER . | 1 Comment

Hello out there! Welcome to our Blog, On my first post I would like to take the chance to share with you a thought, a pic and a quote that remind me that we set our own limits in life and that we can go further if we are really willing to do whatever it takes. A bit of inspiration is always good when we are starting somenthing new, something great !!! Welcome to our New Website, hope you will enjoy It.

In my opinion living with no fear is the only way to be free. Life is such a wonderfull miracle that we should be able to enjoy it at its best.  We make it memorable by givinig it a sense, by setting a goal to reach; something in what we believe and we are passionate for. In fact we all know it is not easy to answer such important questions as, Why am I here in this planet for? Or what do I want to do with my life? But it is essential to remember at all times that we all have the potential to make dreams come true; sometimes it may take more than one trial but at the end it will be always worth it. What we need is to keep ourselves motivated, stay focused on what we really want to achieve, work hard  for it and, most importantly, live with no fear, no fear of failure specially. Never give up a dream!

Today I want to share with you this quote from Michelangelo, just to remember that we all have our own "Everest" and the chance to reach the summit eventualy. It is on our hands to make our time on this trip memorable. So maybe we should  take this advice from someone whose life is part of History itself.


METIER @ Cotopaxi Volcano, Altitude 5900m/19.357 ft, Ecuadorian Andes.

Have a wonderful day everyone, find your passion, put your heart on it and enjoy life with no fear.

All the best,


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My Way

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Trading Rural Efforts TRE | 0 Comments

Hi everyone. It's my turn to post on our new blog so I decided to hand-write it, this way I can share with you my undeveloped talent/metier for drawing. There she is, Maria Rosa, one of the first weavers I got to meet in Ecuador when METIER was getting borned. I will never forget her words:" Our children are not weaving any more". This made me reforce our mission and inspired me even more to rescue this tradition, a one of a kind in the whole world: weaving the so famous "panama" hats. Hope you enjoy it and understand my letter! Have a great week and welcome to our new web page!!!

Best regards, 


PS: english is my second language so sorry for any mistake, I have no liquid-paper!

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Bull riding

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Trading Rural Efforts TRE | 0 Comments

So I've heard way too many times that you have to "take the bull by the horns". I'm not sure this applies to bull riding, but it certainly does to this, our first official post: 

Hi! I'm Diana! Together with the guys we are going to be sharing our experiences with you on our blog through our journeys with METIER, our life project! We'll share our dreams and hopes, our musings and feelings and wish to encourage everyone to get more emotionally connected to their own realities, our here and now. The choices we make today really DO shape our future in every way. How do you envision your future? What do you think you'll be eating 30 years from now? I am particularly optimistic about everything so I envision a flourishing, diverse, evolving community floating around the globe like a moving island; that has a mostly vegetarian diet :)

The idea is that each day one of us will have to make a post. My post today is called "bull riding" because after begging to have a fan in our booth for the past 10 weeks finally we got one today and I couldn't be more grateful. It came from who I call our equestrian angel, a great friend from Canada who is always willing to do the best he can at all times. Today, he went to the farm and brought a big box fan from his barn to our booth (see photo in next post by Diana). He also rides bulls. He is the first bull rider I have met so I can also scratch that off my list of "memorable people to meet". He is a really cool guy and he is helping us keep it cool too.

We'll keep these posts short too so that's me for today. 

Love all!


p.s. I'm overly excited about this and I hope I can get you excited too.

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