Gratitude and Joy
The tote bags in my shop are handmade by me. My family originates from Mexico, where I spent the early years of my life before emigrating to the US. 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.
Weaving the Future Together
For me, sourcing global textiles is about more than collecting beautiful fabric - it is a way to support communities. It is often difficult to find the true origin of a textile, how it was made and by who. I do my best to research the legitimacy of the vendors I work with. I have to tell you that in my short time doing this I have already gotten swindled! But I learn my lessons and carry on. I want to be transparent with you about the vendors, by making sure each tote bag notes where the fabric came from. You will see the 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 tote bags 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 fabric vendors I work with. You can find the blog here or in the navigation bar.
In gratitude and joy,Gila Aispuro