The SPES main Research, Vocational and Crafts
Production Centre is situated in the town of Quatre Bornes, and
behind the facade Gallery and Showroom there is a Design High-tech
Unit and six Workshops Units specialised in: Silkscreening, Basketry,
Ceramics, Sewing and Fashion, Weaving, Knitting, Wood and Metal
work and all types of hand-embroidery. SPES also runs eight rural
Craft Workshops Units mainly specialised in Textile Construction,
such as Aubusson type of Weaving and Textile Weaving with
Designs from Mauritian artists. To be noted that the SPES
introduction of the Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) Unit has contributed
to global improvement of Designer Products Quality and Marketing.
Follows a condensed presentation of NGO SPES voluminous activities
during the past 37 years and contains a few digitized images of
our crafted works to depict the Mauritian Tropical Islands typical
colourful life, luxuriant vegetation and uses of natural materials.