Green Festival Speakers

Ursula Ponce



LANART is a small, family-owned and operated company. In 1979, Angelo Ponce started LANART by creating an alpaca teddy bear for his daughter. His artistic background and Latin ethnicity were critical to founding the company. His daughter, Ursula Ponce, has been around the company most of her life, but did not formally join LANART until 2005 after completing her graduate studies. Her contribution in launching the company to its current level has been focused on building strong ties with the artists, developing a variety of fair trade practices, and overseeing certification processes. LANART innovates and creates a huge variety of quality alpaca products with Fair Trade and environmental care as core values.