THE IMPACT OF YOUR PURCHASE

A model holds a handwoven artisan Cristina pouch. The pouch has a dark green tie-dyed stripe down the middle and two white vertical stripes.

ONE BAG,
TRIPLE INCOME

When you buy a bag from us you are tripling the local income for our partner artisans.

SHOP BAGS THAT GIVE BACK

OUR LAST COLLECTION PROVIDED:

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350
women

in 40 communities worked on the collection

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1,900
Children

provided with more nutritious food and access to education

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15,000
hours

of work generated

2023: Ongoing Efforts

3,000 TECHNICAL TRAININGS

We’ve provided over 3,000 technical training sessions, enhancing the skills and craftsmanship of our artisans. This training ensures the continued creation of high-quality products and the preservation of traditional techniques.

110+ tools gifted

Our asset development program, in 2023, we’ve gifted 40 footlooms and 70 sewing machines, among other essential tools. These assets are vital for our artisans to continue producing the beautiful bags you love, while also expanding their business capabilities.

50+ international retailers

Thanks to our marketing efforts, in 2023 we sold to over 50 main retailers around the globe.

2023: ONGOING EFFORTS

3,000 TECHNICAL TRAININGS

We’ve provided over 3,000 technical training sessions, enhancing the skills and craftsmanship of our artisans. This training ensures the continued creation of high-quality products and the preservation of traditional techniques.

110+ tools gifted

Or asset development program, in 2023, we’ve gifted 40 footlooms and 70 sewing machines, among other essential tools. These assets are vital for our artisans to continue producing the beautiful bags you love, while also expanding their business capabilities.

50+ international retailers

Thanks to our marketing effors, in 2023 we sold to over 50 to main retailers around the globe.

reshaping THE FASHION INDUSTRY

BAGS MEANT TO LAST

Our bags are crafted with high-quality materials, including handwoven fabrics, durable leather, and 100% cotton. This ensures that each piece is not just aesthetically pleasing but also robust and enduring. By choosing these materials, we ensure that our bags can withstand the test of time and become a long-lasting companion for our customers.

SLOWING DOWN THE INDUSTRY

In a world where fast fashion has become the norm, we choose to slow down. Our pieces are produced in small batches, which allows us to focus on quality over quantity. This approach not only reduces waste but also supports sustainable practices that benefit both the environment and our artisans.

PRESERVING CULTURAL CRAFTWOMANSHIP

We honor the rich heritage of traditional weaving methods by incorporating them into each piece we create. Our artisans handcraft every bag with techniques passed down through generations, ensuring that each product is imbued with history and culture. These traditional methods give new life to our collections and help preserve the artisanal heritage of Guatemala.

Every purchase goes towards transforming our parte artisans' lives positively —and improving the fashion industry.

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