In August of 2014, two Guatemalan entrepreneurs with the desire to be a source of employment for an underserved sector of the population created a joint venture. This journey began with a line of home decor products, which were displayed and cleverly adorned with handmade products from Guatemala. The attention these creative and unique products drew was what eventually turned our clientele’s interest to the handmade works of art our Guatemalan artisans create.
In seeking the necessary resources for this new endeavor, we crossed paths with an extremely knowledgeable advisor in the creation and assemblage of bags and accessories. This changed the course of our business for the better! Thanks to Luigi Morello, our most cherished mentor, we were able to develop new products, explore various techniques and play around with different materials.
We currently work with a number of associations and groups of family artisans in the more rural areas of the country. We handpick each and every single textile to be worked on by our artisans, who have the raw materials (leather, ironworks, etc.) to assemble the unique handmade products that we proudly offer today. We’ve seen firsthand the joy this kind of work brings to many Guatemalans, and vow to keep introducing our immense cultural background and competitive nature to the world.