Anyone traveling through the state may miss the opportunity to purchase quality products produced in Santa Catarina. Santa Catarina’s industries are a national reference in several areas, exporting to over 190 countries on all continents. There are important textile, footwear, crystal, ceramic, porcelain, and furniture centers, as well as others. Santa Catarina’s handicrafts industry also deserves special attention. The pieces vary from region to region, according to the culture of the colonizers: German, Italian, Portuguese, Azorean, Hungarian, Austrian, Polish, Dutch, Japanese, as well as mestizos, blacks, Indians and gaucho (from Rio Grande do Sul) drovers.
Explore southern Brazil’s largest apparel delivery center and other major shopping centers.
The city of Brusque (European Valley) stands out for its shopping tourism. Over 3000 tourists and small business owners visit the town daily in search of good deals in the textile sector, especially bedding, sheets, towels, knitwear, lingerie and fabric products. Other major manufacturing centers include Joinville and Jaraguá do Sul (Caminho dos Príncipes). The towns of Rio do Sul (European Valley) and Criciúma (Encantos do Sul) are known for the production of jeans; São João Batista (European Valley) and Sombrio (Caminho dos Cânions), for the production of shoes.
Visit Blumenau and the surrounding region and enjoy a wide variety of products at great prices.
Bedding, bath, table linens, knitwear, crystal, china, ceramics, toys, sweets and chocolates are among the main products produced in Blumenau (European Valley). Products related to Oktoberfest are also quite popular, especially during the celebrations in October. In the neighboring town of Pomerode, porcelain and crystal are the main highlights, while in Ilhota (Costa Verde e Mar) highlights include apparel, swimwear, lingerie and sleepwear.
Buy international quality ceramic tiles and furniture.
The flooring and ceramic tiles produced in Santa Catarina are among the best in the country and are exported to several continents. The main industrial facilities of the sector are in Tijucas (European Valley) and Criciúma (Encantos do Sul). At the factories, showrooms have discounts with inviting prices. In São Bento do Sul (Caminho dos Príncipes), in the lumber region, you will also find quality furniture with great prices.
Purchase handmade products and Santa Catarina’s typical colonial delights.
In each municipality of Santa Catarina different handmade products can be found, such as rattan furniture, loom works, ceramics, as well as others. In Treze Tílias, for example, you will find typically Austrian wooden crafts and sacred works. In São Jose, the potteries showcase beautiful clay pieces. Be sure to also purchase colonial items such as cheeses, sausages and honey directly from producers.