December 21, 2022 #ChileDiverse

Chilean-style Christmas: give the gift of local talent

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Let this Christmas be "Chilean style" and with a clear purpose: to support enterprises with a seal of origin. We chose a variety of products 100% made in Chile to highlight the national talent, the quality of our raw material and the creativity of the Chileans who are behind these gifts with a Chilean brand seal.

Christmas is just a few days away and it is always good to give it a special stamp every year; together with the expert eye of Imagen de Chile we selected a group of products created by national artisans and entrepreneurs that bear the seal of the Chile Brand, in order to stand out among the best of the national product, and thus live a different Christmas: a Christmas Made in Chile.

(RM) illustrated designs and objects that speak about Chile in contemporary language to take our identity to all corners of the world.

(R. de Valparaiso) natural cosmetics line inspired by Anakena beach, Rapa Nui, which delivers the unique cosmetic properties of the island's flora, such as seaweed, guava, coconut and shea oils, and the purest bee honey in the world.

(R. de Los Lagos) fabrics inspired by native peoples, unique creations with colors, landscapes and materials from the southern part of Chile. All raw materials are reused, from salmon skin to rustic sticks collected directly from the shores of Lake Llanquihue.

(R. de Los Ríos) by harvesting flowers from the forest of the Lake Ranco basin, this Chilean company extracts essential oils from species endemic to the south, and then takes their aroma from Chile to the world.

(R. de Los Ríos) marketplace with a variety of products made of different materials from craftswomen from Lago Ranco, in southern Chile.

(RM) renowned design and architecture studio. They have their Espino line, with objects made from the wood of this tree.

(R. de Los Lagos) award-winning sheep wool slippers with salmon leather soles.

(RM) 100% Chilean designed leather shoes and accessories that revived the shoe industry in Chile.

(RM) Maps of Chile and its cities and regions illustrated with multiple themes and by different national illustrators and artists.

(RM) Music boxes with a variety of songs by national artists, such as Violeta Parra, Los Prisioneros, Mon Laferte, Mazapán, among many others.

For a greener Christmas: make a sustainable choice

Chile leads the ranking of Latin American sustainable development 2022, and every year Chileans are more aware of environmental care. If you are looking for a greener Christmas with the help of national creators who put the planet first, here are some options of made in Chile ventures that focus on sustainability:

(RM) unique pieces created from logs rescued from the bottom of the lakes of southern Chile, which maintain and enhance the exceptional conditions of these recovered native woods.

(RM) jewelry created from plastic packaging. Its goal is to contribute to nature and environmental awareness by giving new life to plastic in an innovative and artistic way.

(R. de la Araucanía) they rescue pieces of wood and offcuts that usually end up as energy input for biomass boilers, to generate unique pieces of design and functionality of high value.

(RM) they offer eco-friendly corporate gifts, looking to deliver more than just an object. From seed bombs to planting kits, it is a good option if you want to give meaningful gifts.

(RM) from bags to T-shirts, all kinds of products with fabrics made from recycled plastic. On the label of each product you can see how many bottles were used to make it, which allows you to measure the environmental impact.

(R. de Los Lagos) born in the heart of Puerto Varas, this local enterprise gives new life to materials left over from demolitions, seeking innovation in new functional products for daily use, decorative or corporate gifts.

(R. de Los Lagos) mixing illustration, art, and love for nature, this venture seeks to rescue the flora and fauna that Chile offers throughout its territory, while financially supporting conservation institutions.

(R. de Los Lagos) Unique and exclusive clocks made from the recycling and reuse of dead logs from southern Chile. Each clock is handcrafted.

(R. de Los Lagos) they manufacture quality eyewear from regenerated ECONYL® dennylon. Through the coastal collection of different discarded raw materials, they manufacture a resistant and environmentally friendly product.

Flavors from north to south for the Christmas Eve table (and for gift giving too)

Christmas dinner can also be filled with national identity by choosing flavors characteristic of the different areas of Chile, here are some gastronomic ventures to give a special touch of different regions to your table:

(RM) using seaweed collected by communities of artisanal gatherers from the national coasts, they created healthy snacks that connect with the sea, taking advantage of the abundance of this resource that is not always so appreciated.

(RM) an innovative way to bring seaweed to the table. Using state-of-the-art machinery, this national enterprise manufactures pasta from seaweed harvested from the Chilean coast, respecting its natural growth cycle and interacting with the communities.

(RM) sweets for everyone, including those with food restrictions and allergies. For this reason, they only work with natural fruit essences and vegetable pigments, generating vegan, natural, gluten-free and soy-free products.

(RM) cereal-based products that are Low Carb, Keto friendly, nutritious, and sugar-free, born from a medical diagnosis, which forces a family to look for foods suitable for diabetics.

(RM) the first Chilean brand under the "gourmet" concept that seeks to rescue the traditional flavors of indigenous food, working with local producers throughout the country.

(RM) Yumi is a healthy food prepared from matured beef. In its snack format, it is ideal to accompany appetizers and snacks.

(RM) Chile's first specialized tea store for tea lovers.

(R. de Los Lagos) varied offer of products made from Chiloé garlic that give a unique southern touch to your preparations.

(R. de Los Lagos) the honeys come from the native and wild flora of the northern area of Chilean Patagonia, where the temperate rainforest, known as "Valdivian rainforest", abounds.

(R. de Los Ríos) with a factory that has more than one hundred artisans, every day they make chocolates, marzipan and sweet specialties, with a handmade touch, aimed at rescuing regional resources.

Open and very chilean bar

For those over 18 who want to celebrate the holidays with a strong "Salud" and a "Viva Chile", here is a list of distillates and beers made by local experts who work wonders using water and fruits throughout Chile.

(R. de Magallanes) if you are a Gin lover you cannot miss this Gin made in Torres del Paine, one of the southernmost Gin in the world. Made in a copper still, 12 botanicals are used in its production, including Maqui, Cedron, Yerba Mate and Canelo Pepper.

(RM) 100% women-owned enterprise that brews craft beer in the heart of the Curacaví Valley, using the privileged waters that emerge from the subway water tables of the Metropolitan Region.

(R. de Los Lagos) craft beer born in Chiloé. Inspired by the south and the incredible Chiloé Patagonian water, which the pompom filters and purifies (moss that grows in the island's wetlands).

(R. de Los Lagos) innovative distillate that seeks to reflect the essence of Chilean Patagonian flavors and aromas, ideal for drinking in cocktails, with tonic or as a replacement for pisco or rum.

(R. de Coquimbo) brewed with barley and completely handcrafted, this beer brought directly from Monte Patria (Coquimbo) has a unique and unmistakable flavor from the north of Chile.

(R. de Coquimbo) first brewery in the Elqui Valley. Taking advantage of photovoltaic solar energy, they use the water of the Elqui, one of the purest in Chile, to produce a special beer.

(R. de La Araucanía) ancestral flavors from the south of the world, with liqueurs whose ingredients include pine nuts, rosehips and medicinal herbs.

For Chileans who are far from home: from Chile to the world this Christmas it is possible to surprise friends and relatives who are living in other countries thanks to the good idea of DHL; the international courier company launched a campaign with Christmas cards with illustrations with the most outstanding destinations of our country, beautiful postcards that have no added cost, and that will take a part of Chile in your shipments outside the country during these holidays.


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