2016 FINALIST

Dora Izquierdo - DO IZ PE

Finalist of the The Most Socially Responsible Handbag



Mexico



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2016 Finalist Dora Izquierdo DO IZ PE

Dora Izquierdo FINALIST'S PROFILE

What country are your bags manufactured?
Mexico

Please explain how your bags are socially responsible?
I design bags thinking that I want them to be more than just a bag. I want them to communicate that fashion is more than well made and the last trends. Is important that the industry keeps becoming more aware of how products can benefit or affect our society and/or environment. I try to go as local as possible with the materials. I also use materials that I know that are being manufactured in a responsible way for the community that surrounds the factory and environment. Yes, with some of my bags like Rêves, 1987 from Reencarnación collection 2016. I work with a family of artisans in Tabasco, Mexico. When there are women that is possible to work with at the Taller Maya in Mérida, Yucatán. I work with them as well. With the main idea of promoting their art, hard work and give job opportunities.

Do you work with local/native artisans to design your bags?
For the manufacturing of all the bags. I work with a women and her family in San Mateo Atenco, Mexico. Who is the specialist artisan in the constructions of handbags.

Working Conditions. (Are the manufacturers/artisans that are being employed being treated humanely, of age, and working in safe and acceptable conditions? Please explain)
Yes, most of the artisans work at their homes. So they are free of managing their time in a responsible way and they have their own safety at their homes.

Why did you choose this country to have your bags made and what made you decided to give back?
Because I am from Mexico and always keeps amazing me the work of the artisans of my country.

Bag Description
Rêves 1987, clutch and cross-body style, brown and red blood leather with natural palm leaves pattern woven with leather strips. $600.00

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