Fouha Crafts launches business operations, first products

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Fouha Crafts products are locally produced, student-crafted, pyramid pieces that are decorated with seashells, sand, and a marine sea creature at the center to portray the natural beauty and diverse ecosystem found all around our island. (Fouha Crafts photo)

Fouha Crafts, a student-led company comprised of high schoolers from around the island, under the guidance of Title Guaranty of Guam, has launched its business operations.

Fouha Crafts products are locally produced, student-crafted, pyramid pieces that are decorated with seashells, sand, and a marine sea creature at the center to portray the natural beauty and diverse ecosystem found all around our island.

For the past few weeks, Fouha Craft’s departments throughout the company have been diligently coordinating the logistics to launch their product and operations. From supply sourcing to the streamlining of the production process, Fouha Crafts aims to craft high-quality decorative pieces.

The pyramid pieces have a square base of 4.5 inches and a height of 4.5 inches.

Through its product, the company not only aims to produce high-quality pieces that showcase the natural gifts that the island has been fortunately blessed with, but it also hopes to make strides in being a local company that is at the forefront in leading the way towards a more sustainable and equitable community.

Its logo and name incorporate Fouha Rock, a landmark located in the southern village of
Humåtak. According to Guam’s creation story, it is at this pillar where the first local inhabitants emerged from and established the ancient CHamoru civilization. Also commonly referred to as the “cradle of civilization”, the group hopes to perpetuate the idea of highlighting the need to respect and preserve the natural elements that have been with us since the beginning of time and allowed our island to flourish to where it is today.

“We’re proud to have a product that is locally made and produced by students. The handcrafted nature of the product means that each piece is distinctly unique and no two are the same, with its own story to tell,” said Justin Joseph, Fouha Crafts’ Vice President of Production. “These pieces can be used as home decorations and great gifts just in time for the holiday season. It is a great daily reminder for everyone that we are all stewards of the environment and it is each and everyone’s responsibility to do their part in preserving what we have.”

The pyramid pieces sell for $25.00. “We’re excited about being able to bring this type of product to Guam. It is quite costly to produce these pieces, but through prudent sourcing and supply chain management, we are capable of offering the product at this value,” said Sebastian Lee, Fouha Crafts’ Vice President of Finance.

Joanne Park, Fouha Crafts’ Vice President of Marketing, explains that “our target market is really for people who want to give something unique as a holiday present. We have gotten feedback from people that they plan on sending this to friends and family off-island who are former Guam residents that feel a sentimental connection to the island”.

Fouha Crafts is also a student group that is rooted in serving the community. Mark Wang, President of the team explains that “we would like to do our part by giving back, where we will be donating to local causes that strive to make Guam a better place for all. So essentially when someone buys our product, not only are they buying a beautiful art piece, but they are also helping the community”.

The products can be purchased by visiting the group’s order form (bit.ly/30DcVRF).

Deliveries will be coordinated after orders have been received and processed. In the meantime, all announcements and information relating to the product can be found through its Instagram(@fouhacrafts) and Facebook page (Fouha Crafts).

The products will be available for purchase through January as long as
supplies last.

For any additional inquiries, the group can be reached through all its social media platforms and email (fouhacrafts@gmail.com).

Fouha Crafts, a Junior Achievement Company, is sponsored by Title Guaranty of Guam.

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