2012 FINALIST

Marisa Collado - Arbol de Viento

Winner of the The Most Socially Responsible Handbag



Mexico



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2012 Finalist Marisa Collado Arbol de Viento

Marisa Collado FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?
M‚??¬©xico

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
We stimulate crafts´ tradition in different communities and practice fair trade.

Do you work with local/native artisans to design your bags?
We work with Mixtec indigenous from Oaxaca (palm weavers).

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back? I live here it is where I belong, the poverty ....the violence
I¬¨¬•m Mexican, I live and work in M‚??¬©xico.

How have your bags impacted this community?
The practice of palm weaving is in danger of being lost for lack of income to support household expenditure in rural areas. Some of the weavers that work for us is the keepers of traditions in their communities. Most of them are women. With the additional money they get from the weavings they manufacture for Arbol de Viento they support their children's education. They pay bus fares, school supplies, school fees, etc.

What country are your bags manufactured?

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?

Do you work with local/native artisans to design your bags?

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?

How have your bags impacted this community?

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