The handbags in my shop are all ethically produced. My mission is to support the artisans who made the handbags and textiles. I have scoured the globe in search of these beautiful fair trade products.
My family originates from Mexico, where I spent the early years of my life before migrating to the USA. It was the sights and sounds of the markets, the colorful crafts, the textiles and the beauty of our indigenous cultures that inspired my love for travel and the cultures around the world.
I often find myself lost for hours admiring beautiful textiles. The patterns and rich colors inspire my creativity and remind me of the deep appreciation I have for my own heritage.
Weaving the Future Together
For me, sourcing global handbags is about more than collecting beautiful products - it is a way to support under-resourced communities in a dignified and sustainable way. My education in international development, combined with my own family’s difficult journey migrating from Mexico to the USA, cemented my belief in the importance and significance of purchasing from small businesses and from fair trade shops.
It is often difficult to find the true origin of a product, how it was made and by who. I research the legitimacy of the businesses I work with. I want to be transparent with you about them, by making sure each handbag notes where it was made. You will see the original vendor listed in the description of each item.
We Are All Connected
The cultures of our world are a reminder to me of how connected we all are. I hope my handbags remind you of the connection we have to one another, and help to inspire your own creativity.
I have a blog where I document the motivation for starting my own business, the lessons learned along the way and the stories of the vendors I work with. You can find the blog here or in the navigation bar.
In gratitude and joy,Gila Aispuro